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Advocacy and Training Alliance provides structured training programs based on current research models recognized as “best practice.” The training provides a solid therapeutic foundation through didactic and experiential opportunities. Training is conducted by experts in conjunction with credentialed Advocacy and Training Alliance faculty.

Level 1: CSAYC Clinical Credential

Training Dates:  May 6-8, 2024 and May 15-17, 2024.  Click on the calendar to register.

Training will be held virtually via Zoom.  You must be able to attend all 6 days of training and cameras must remain on.

Description:   Attendees will receive advanced training (didactic and experiential) specific to youth with sexual problematic and/or harmful behaviors, victims of sexual abuse, and their families in a number of areas.  Virtual training consists of presentations led by various trainers, break-out sessions, and group discussion, so please be prepared to interact and to keep your cameras on for the majority of the training.

Field Instruction will begin once the 6 days of training have concluded. Field instruction consists of a maximum 6 months with at least 3 sessions (virtual or in-person meetings) with a field instructor to review materials addressed throughout the training and assess the application of skills. Field instruction expectations will be discussed throughout the training.    Upon completion of the training and field instruction, attendees are awarded the Credentialed Sexually Abusive Youth Clinician (CSAYC).  20 hours of applicable continuing education is required every 2 years to maintain Level 1 - CSAYC credentials.

Training Hours: Start at 8:30 am EST each day and end by 5 pm daily.  We will break for lunch from 12-1 pm. Morning and afternoon breaks will be utilized as needed.
For more information on speakers and agenda, click here
Cost of Training: $2500 for training and all field work

CE Hours: 7 hours will be offered each day (M-W).   At total of 42 CE hours will be issued.

Prerequisites for training: (Failure to complete the prerequisites will result in not being allowed to attend the training.)
  1. Program is for practitioners who have worked at least one year with youth, have a Master’s degree or higher, and are interested in working with youth who have engaged in sexually harmful behaviors and/or the victims
  2. TF-CBT Web or an EMDR 2 Day certificate must be submitted at least 7 days before first day of training.  TF-CBT Web online training can be found at  Certificates must be submitted to for record keeping.  The TF-CBT or EMDR 2 day fee is not included in this registration fee.
  3. Completion of pre-readings and a pre-assessment questions must be completed one week prior to first day of training.  Access information will be emailed post registration.
Learning Objectives, Participants will be able to
  1. Summarize the foundations for best practice treatment components for children and youth who have experienced a form of sexual abuse.
  2. Demonstrate basic skills of motivational interviewing.
  3. Summarize the components of a quality risk assessment.
  4. Recognize the varying stages of sexual development after a sexual abuse experience.
  5. Identify skills for best practice within family therapy.
  6. Recognize and utilize best practice treatment components to address the sexual behavior experience.
  7. Differentiate between best practice treatment for victim, problematic, and/or harmful sexual behavior.

Advocacy and Training Alliance, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7337. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Advocacy and Training Alliance, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Future Training Dates:

Fall 2024

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