Opportunity for graduate students in mental health professions.

CBITS Over Telehealth Provides Empowerment (COPE) is a 14-week training program designed to increase evidence-based interventions for youth with neurodiversity. 

The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) program is a group 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.

This 14-week learning opportunity includes:

  • Weekly didactic and clinical training in:
    • Adolescent development
    • Trauma exposure
    • Neurodiversity
  • Supervised clinical hours
  • Stipend available

What is Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)?

  • Skills-based, child group intervention
  • Aimed at relieving symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and general anxiety
  • Developed for use in schools for a broad array of traumas and populations
  • Originally developed in a community-based participatory research partnership
  • Implemented in populations that represent a broad range in SES and ethnicity

Learn how to help youth build skills in:

  • Relaxation training
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Emotion regulation
  • Stress management
  • Social problem-solving
Contact COPE@kennedykrieger.org for more information.

Apply here.

Project Team Leaders

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Assistant Medical Director, Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
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Van Eck

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Harolyn M.E.

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer