OCASP End of the Year Event

Workshop & Celebration

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with Children & Adolescents

The Orange County Association of School Psychologists (OCASP) is honored to co-sponsor this workshop with the Florida Association of School Psychologists (FASP) and proud to bring such meaningful content presented by the highly regarded Dr. Linda Raffaele Mendez.


Dr. Linda Raffaele Mendez, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Admissions for the School Psychology Program at the University of South Florida (USF), will provide a three hour presentation on the specific techniques of CBT when used with youth in schools. Workshop details are as follows...


Workshop Abstract:

This presentation will provide participants with training in how to conduct cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with youth in schools. Special attention will be given to the conceptual basis of CBT, how to structure and plan CBT sessions with youth in schools, specialized techniques for use with youth, and the use of CBT with youth with varying presenting problems (e.g., internalizing problems, externalizing problems, youth who have experienced trauma).


Workshop Objectives:

Upon the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:


  1. Provide an overview of CBT as an intervention strategy, including its use in schools and empirical support for its use with youth
  2. Understand initial assessment and progress monitoring within a CBT model
  3. Differentiate between cognitive distortions and cognitive deficiencies (and what to do if a child does not have either – i.e., the child is accurately perceiving the situation)
  4. Understand how to structure a CBT session in the schools, including how to decide whether or not to use a manualized intervention
  5. Understand how to teach the CBT model to youth/socialize youth into therapy
  6. Understand Socratic dialogues and how/why they are used in CBT, including descriptions of specific strategies and when they should be used
  7. Reference manualized interventions for youth with depression (e.g., TADS), anxiety (e.g., CAT Project), and those who have experienced trauma (i.e., Trauma-Focused CBT), with the understanding of a focus on common elements among manualized CBT interventions
  8. Understand how to involve families in CBT
  9. Understand how to work with youth who have lower cognitive functioning or those who tend to have more rigid or concrete thinking (e.g., youth with an ASD)
  10. Provide specific resources for conducting CBT with youth in the schools (e.g., useful books, websites, manuals)


OCASP-FASP Workshop & OCASP End of the Year Celebration

Thursday, June 6th, 8am

60 South Ivanhoe Boulevard

Orlando, FL

Event Agenda

8:00-8:30 am - Event Registration

8:30-11:45 am - Workshop: CBT with Children and Adolescents

12:00-1:00 pm - End of the Year Luncheon

1:00-2:00 pm - OCPS/OCASP End of the Year Meeting (Celebration)

Event Fees

Fees for All Attendees

OCASP Members - $20 (Includes workshop & catered lunch)

Nonmembers - $40 (includes workshop & catered lunch)


3 CEs/CPDs Offered for Additional Fee

FASP Members - $15

Nonmembers - $30

Florida Department of Health Provider Numbers: CE: 50-693 (Boards of Psychology & School Psychology) BAP-174 (Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling), NASP Approved NASP Approved Provider #1029


Parking - OCASP has negotiated a $5 Self-Parking fee for attendees. Attendees may choose daily valet parking for $12 or find parking in the surrounding area (limited street parking).


Registration fees and fees for CEs/CPDs will be collected on-site. Nonmembers eligible to join OCASP will have the option to apply a portion of the event fees as payment of their membership dues for the 2013-2014 school year.

Register Now - Registration Deadline June 1st

Please click the following link to register for this event now.

NOTE: All registration fees will be collected on-site.