Phone: 301.593.6554

We are highly committed to the education of professionals.

Our belief is that the knowledge we possess should be shared. We are also interested in bringing the best and the brightest researchers and service providers to share their knowledge with our community. We achieve this through offering a rich and diverse calendar of professional continuing education workshops and a 2-year Training Institute for CBT focused on work with children and adolescents.

Training Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

We offer a 2 year Training Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents. This training includes didactic presentations and small group consultation sessions. The 2020-2022 program will be virtual-only at least through June 2021. The second year (September 2021 to June 2022) will continue to offer virtual (didactic and consult group) with the possibility of an in-person option depending on the state-of-emergency. You may choose to participate in the full institute or purchase each didactic as a standalone CE or home study. For additional information, click here.

Upcoming CEs

Continuing education programs are designed to meet requirements for mental health professionals. Check back for more upcoming CEs, or contact our Professional Development coordinator, Dr. Keri Linas (301) 593-6554 ext. 58, or email for more information or to register. If you are interested in receiving invitations to our upcoming seminars, please send an email with this request to info@alvordbaker.com.
DateTopicPresenterCredits
Home Study recordings available to earn certificate The Resilience Builder Program® (RBP): Enhancing Resilience in Children and Teens: Conducting Groups In-Person and Virtually 
Certified Level 1 in the Resilience Builder Program® requires participation in Training Module 1 (Resilience: The Foundation) as well as Training Modules 2, 3 and 4 (RBP Structure and Implementation) (6 CE). 4 modules

Certified Level 1 Program (Modules 1-4) can be taken as a combination of live and home study. Recordings will be available immediately following the live presentation and will require passing a quiz to earn CEs. All parts are required prior to becoming Certified in Level 1 of the RBP.

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Mary Alvord, PhD

Colleen Cummings, PhD

Nina Shiffrin, PhD
Modules 1, 2, 3, 4: 6 hour CE for Certified Level 1 in the Resilience Builder Program® (all seminars)
April 2, 2021
8:45am-12pm
The Intersection of Power, Privilege, and Culture: Impact on the Therapeutic Relationship

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Samantha C. Sweeney, PhD(CE 3)
April 23, 2021
8:45 am-12pm
Incorporating Others in Treatment of Childhood Anxiety Disorders

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Heather Loffredo, PsyD3 hour CE Seminar
May 7 , 2021
8:45am-12pm
Pediatric Pharmacology: A Closer Look at ADHD and ASD

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Lance D. Clawson, M.D., F.A.A.C.A.P.3 hour CE Seminar
June 4 , 2021
8:45am-12pm
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression in Children and Adolescents

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Mary K. Alvord, PhD and Anahi Collado, PhD3 hour CE Seminar
October 15, 2021
8:45am-12pm
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder in Children and Adolescents

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Colleen Cummings, Ph.D. &
Keri Linas, Ph.D., Psy.D.
3 hour CE Seminar
December 10, 2021
8:45am-12pm
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Social Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

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Colleen Cummings, Ph.D. &
Keri Linas, Ph.D., Psy.D.
3 hour CE Seminar
June 10, 2022
8:45am-12pm
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents

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Andrea Chisolm Ph.D.3 hour CE Seminar

*This course satisfies the Maryland requirement for Psychologists for continuing education in cultural competence.

Alvord, Baker & Associates accreditations

  • Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC maintains responsibility for each program and its content.
  • Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners as a sponsor of Continuing Education. A certificate for Category 1 credits will be awarded at the completion of each workshop.

    Alvord, Baker Associates, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alvord, Baker Associates, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

We offer a 2 year Training Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents.

This training includes didactic presentations and small group consultation sessions. For additional information, click here.