What is CBT?
CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Therapies such as PMT, PSST, and Coping Cat, that use a Cognitive Behavioral approach are considered evidence-based treatments. They work to help a child change maladaptive thoughts and behaviors which then leads to an improvement in positive behavior and more adaptive thinking. CBT involves teaching children and parents concrete skills, and having them practice these skills outside of the session.
How is treatment/training done online?
As we are based in Sydney, Australia, all of our interactions with Tracie have been from our home via video conference. This has been both convenient and effective!
-Vanessa and Craig - Sydney, Australia
We have been using WebEx to disseminate the PMT, PSST and Coping Cat program to families and professionals around the world for over 5 years. Using WebEx, interaction with a Certified Trainer is live via webcam, thus you will be able to see one another and view a PowerPoint or handout as needed. All you will need is a computer with internet access. We have found great success using WebEx to teach PMT, PSST, and Coping Cat to families and professionals from all over the United States and the world including: Australia, London, Poland, India Luxembourg, and Canada. Click here to see a video of Tracie Bush, our Executive Director and Certified Specialist in Kazdin Method tm PMT, using and explaining online treatment during a local CT news broadcast.
What is Evidence-Based Treatment and why is it important?
If a type of therapy is called an Evidence-Based Treatment it means research has shown the
therapy to be effective in treating the problem it was designed to address. It is important for children to be treated with what works. Just as a pediatrician uses evidence-based treatments to treat physical ailments, mental health professionals should use what is proven to work to treat behavioral and psychological conditions.
How is payment handled?
Payment is due, in full, at the beginning of each session in the form of cash, check, or credit card. Families may be able to receive reimbursement for a portion of the cost of therapy through out-of-network benefits. Some families have also been approved to use their Health Savings Accounts via account credit cards or checks.
Fees are competitive with other local behavioral specialists and a sliding scale is available. Through the generosity of others we also have slots available at a discounted rate. Please call us for more information.