Friday, February 10, 2017
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


University Center
Adelphi Garden City Campus

Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.

Continental breakfast included.

Two Approaches to Intervention with Young Children and their Caregivers Who have Experienced Trauma: Preschool Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Contrary to the common belief that very young children do not remember and/or understand their early experiences of maltreatment or witnessing domestic violence, they do remember. In addition, they respond to these experiences with a range of emotional, physiological and cognitive challenges. This workshop will elucidate two established intervention models that can be effectively used to treat young children and caregivers who have experienced trauma. The instructor will introduce and present an overview of each approach; Preschool Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). CBT is an intervention that uses cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and has been shown to be effective in supporting children while parent-child communication improves for children aged 3-18.

CPP is an intervention that is based on attachment, social learning, and psychodynamic principles. CPP has been found to improve the quality of the parent-child relationship as a vehicle for restoring the child’s sense of safety and trust in the parent, regulation of affect, and mastery of developmentally appropriate skills. The overall goals for treatment addressing trauma with preschoolers will be discussed and the methods involved in each treatment approach will be described. Recommendations for the most effective and appropriate choice of the use of each model will be deliberated. The commonalities and differences between the approaches will be highlighted. Participants will appreciate the types of traumatic experiences for which certain methods can be particularly effective. Video-recorded interactions will be used to provide illustrative examples of both interventions.

Participants will be able to:

    1. Understand a variety of methods used for intervening with young children and their caregivers who have experienced trauma.
    2. Learn the technique needed to implement the 12 session cognitive behavioral approach
    3. Identify the specific criteria to triage trauma and chose treatment approaches
    4. Appreciate the types of traumatic experiences for which certain methods can be particularly effective.
    5. Identify common techniques used in both interventions.
    6. Recognize the foundational differences between the two types of trauma treatment

About the Instructor

Julie Larrieu, Ph.D., a developmental and clinical psychologist, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is a senior trainer at the Institute for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. She is the Director for the Tulane site of the Early Trauma Treatment Network, a program within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. This program, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is disseminating child-parent psychotherapy for children ages birth to six who have experienced interpersonal violence and sudden loss. Julie’s ongoing research interests include developmental psychopathology, child abuse and neglect, and symptoms arising from early trauma. She has over 25 years of experience working with high-risk infants and families.


Early registration (on or before January 20, 2017): $105
Regular registration (after January 20, 2017): $115
Adelphi Full-Time Student:  $65.00
Adelphi Full-Time Faculty:  $90.00

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Online registration will close at 2:00 p.m. on February 8. Walk-ins are welcome at the workshop.

Adelphi University is committed to providing an environment which is responsive to the needs of individuals with disabilities including students, faculty, administrators, staff and the larger community. The institution is equally supportive of full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The Committee on Individuals with Disabilities (CID) pledges continued active support in achieving universal access and ensuring that academic programs, facilities, and activities are made available to all students, employees and visitors with disabilities.

Accommodations will be made to support learners with special needs to participate in the training/workshop. Please contact the Institute for Parenting Coordinator at 516.237.8513 to request such accommodations.

Credentialing Information and Continuing Education

New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., in order to receive continuing education credits.

There is no accommodation in the State Regulation for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. At present, there is no procedure for granting partial credit for approved continuing education events.

If there are any changes in State Regulation, this policy will be updated accordingly.

This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social work (6 hours)
  • CASAC renewal (5.5 hours)
  • Education (6 hours)
  • Psychology (6 hours)
  • NBCC (6 hours)

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

Cancellation Policy

No refund can be made for cancellation seven or fewer working days before the event or for no-shows. Cancellations more than seven working days before a workshop will result in a refund less a $15.00 cancellation fee. Requests for refunds must be received in writing.

All registered participants will be notified via email if there is a training/workshop cancellation. Registered participants will be offered a full refund or registration in another offered training/workshop.


For further information, please contact:

The Institute for Parenting
Linen Hall, Lower Level Room 8
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