Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Kiwi Kids and Teens: The Skateboard Model


Course Type: Introductory | Course Level: Five | Catering: Refreshments and light lunch available

Please note: Distance learning participants may be joining this session via Webinar.

This workshop gives participants knowledge and skills in the use of a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) model specifically designed for Kiwi kids and teens. The intervention presented is evidence based and a fun way of engaging young people. This will be a highly interactive, practical workshop and participants will get to practice the skills taught via role play and DVD’s. Prior knowledge and training in CBT is beneficial but not a requirement.

• Overview of cognitive behaviour theory, models and evidence
• Developmental and cultural considerations
• The Skateboard Model – winding it up and winding it down
• Practice applying the model
• Tools for change (CBT strategies for problem areas)

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Develop a better understanding of what CBT is and its application to kids and teens
• Identify the key components of a CBT model using the metaphor of a skateboard
• Practice eliciting, applying and sharing the Skateboard Model via role play, demonstrations
and DVD’s
• Learn CBT strategies

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Working with Service Users
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Working with Communities
• Challenging Stigma and Discrimination
• Professional and Personal Development

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