Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)

​​​​The CBITS program is a school-based group and individual intervention.  It is designed to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and behavioral problems, and to improve functioning, grades and attendance, peer and parent support, and coping skills.  CBITS has been used with students from 3rd grade through 12th grade who have witnessed or experienced traumatic life events such as community and school violence, accidents and injuries, physical abuse and domestic violence, and natural and man-made disasters.  CBITS uses cognitive-behavioral techniques (e.g., psychoeducation, relaxation, social problem solving, cognitive restructuring, and exposure).  This two-day training will equip clinicians working in schools to facilitate the CBITS program.  The training includes role plays and hands-on practice of specific CBITS components. 

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Training Coordinator

Sybil Dunlap, LCSW
Mental Health Consultant
The Center for Childhood Resilience
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Date, Time & Location

Thursday, January 7, 2016 and Friday, January 8, 2016,
from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: TBA.

Registration Information

  • This training is open to school social workers, school lpsychologists, social workers and psychologists from community agencies that are working in schools, and counselors with a clinical license.
  • Registration Fee: $200. Fee does NOT include CBITS manual. If possible, purchase and bring manual to training. Manuals can be purchased at
  • Registration: Please use our secure, online registration form to secure your spot at this event. We encourage you to register soon to secure your spot at this event!