Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children and their Families

Presenter(s): Folusho Otuyelu, LCSW, PhD

NASW-NYS Members: $30

NASW Other Chapter Member: $45

Non-Members: $60

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hour(s) for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists.



Workshop Description

This presentation will provide participants with guidance on the effective use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in practice with children and families. The participants will learn how to implement a behavior change plan for children and their families with specific attention to change in frequency, intensity and duration. Participants will learn the empirical evidence related to setting meaningful goals and objectives, cornerstones of CBT and clinical practice. Participants will also learn about and be able to apply several cognitive and behavioral interventions that can be used within their clinical practice, through the review of experiential, audio/visual examples and case studies of CBT intervention and tools. Participants will also learn about the benefits and utility of CBT with families and children.


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Characterize the important elements of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment model and the efficacy and utility of CBT in treatment
  • Apply at least 2 appropriate CBT intervention tools in their daily practice with children and families
  • Identify 2-3 tenets of CBT and its relevance/application to their work with children and families




This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hour(s).

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037).


Folusho Otuyelu, LCSW, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Social Work-Children and Adolescents and MSW Liaison-Child Welfare. She is the Licensure Preparation Manager for Touro’s Graduate School of Social Work. Dr. Otuyelu is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 24 years of experience working as an Administrator and Clinical Supervisor in prominent not-for-profit agencies in New York City such as the Children’s Aid Society and Visiting Nurse Service of NY. She has spent a significant number of years working with children, adolescents and their families in the mental health and child welfare areas of practice. In addition, she is well versed in evidenced based practice models such as Functional Family Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional- Level II. Dr. Otuyelu has a private practice focused on working with Children and families. Dr. Folusho Otuyelu holds a PhD in Social Work from Fordham University, a Master of Science degree in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. She is the recipient of the NASW-NYC 2014 Image Award in Direct Practice.



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May 24 2021


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Online Live Webinar