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Child/Adolescent Training in Evidence-Based Psychotherapies (CATIE)

Many of the more than 500 named therapies used to treat children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges lack supporting research. REACH uses and teaches only evidence-based psychotherapies ­– treatments that work – derived from rigorous scientific evaluations of efficacy and outcomes.

CATIE focuses on the use of cognitive behavior therapy, behavior therapy and other proven methods. CATIE is an excellent opportunity for child and adolescent clinicians to upgrade or learn new skills and interventions.

REACH offers CATIE training in the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Trauma including Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Training in each of these areas includes a 2-day interactive workshop followed by group phone consultation with a faculty of nationally known, expert child psychologists.  Phone consultation occurs on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for 3 -12 months via toll-free conference calls.

Training certificates are awarded to clinicians who complete full training (face-to-face training and follow-up consultation calls).

The four treatments and their accompanying manuals consist of brief, 8- to 12-session interventions that are flexible and easily adaptable to various clinical situations.

Assessment strategies are reviewed to help clinicians gauge clients’ suitability for specific interventions. These interventions emphasize coping strategies, problem solving, parenting, family communication, cognitive restructuring and more.

For a copy of the CATIE brochure, click here.

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Training Dates and Registration

REACH offers CATIE training on an as-requested basis to groups of 10 or more clinicians. If you’re interested in bringing a CATIE training to your area, contact Lisa Hunter Romanelli, Ph.D. at 212-947-7322 x.227 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.