What is Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)?
AF-CBT is designed to help families involved in conflicts or fighting, families who are concerned about conflict happening, and people who are worried that their families aren’t solving problems well. AF-CBT has helped families deal with angry and anxious feelings, communicate more effectively, and get along better.
What to expect with AF-CBT Services?
Families are typically seen on an outpatient basis, usually about once per week, but scheduling is flexible. Average length of treatment may vary, and treatment contents are tailored to each family’s needs. At least 1 child and 1 caregiver must be available to participate. Additional criteria can include 1 or more of the following: the family has conflict or heated arguments, or a caregiver shows anger and uses physical force/coercion/history of child physical abuse, or a child shows anger, behavior problems, has trauma symptoms after physical discipline/abuse, or has prior exposure to harsh discipline or physical abuse.