Training & Supervision

(Professional CEUs provided by Rathbone & Associates)

Committed to providing mental health professionals high quality, state of the art trainings on cutting edge topics to improve clinical outcomes.

Trainings for mental health and other health professionals who value learning  and professional development.

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Introduction to the SPACE Program for Child/Adolescent Anxiety (Zoom based)

Eli R. Lebowitz, PhD

Zoom, online, live, interactive training

Friday, December 10, 2021
9:15 AM- 12:30 PM

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One in three children experiences a clinically impairing anxiety disorder during their development, making anxiety the most common mental health concern among youth. Children’s natural tendency to respond to anxiety by looking to parents for protection and regulation, and parents’ powerful motivation to respond to the child’s distress, set the stage for deep entanglement by parents in children’s anxiety problems through the process of family accommodation. Though well intentioned, family accommodation, or the changes parents make to their own behavior to help a child avoid or alleviate anxiety, maintains the child’s symptoms over time and predicts greater severity, more impairment, and worse treatment outcomes. This talk will introduce SPACE, a novel parent-based treatment for childhood and adolescent anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder focused on increasing supportive responses by parents and on reducing family accommodation. For information about SPACE including more in-depth training visit: and Dr. Lebowitz’ book: Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD

Presenter: Eli R. Lebowitz, PhD, Associate Professor in the Yale Child Study Center, Director of the Program for Anxiety Disorders and author of Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents

Professor Lebowitz studies and treats childhood and adolescent anxiety at the Yale Child Study Center. His research focuses on the development, neurobiology, and treatment of anxiety and related disorders, with special emphasis on family dynamics and the role of parents in these problems. Dr. Lebowitz is the lead investigator on multiple funded research projects, and is the author of research papers, books and chapters on childhood and adolescent anxiety. He is also the father of three great boys.


  1. Attendees will be able to explain the role of family accommodation in child anxiety
  2. Attendees will be able to assess the level of family accommodation in clinical anxiety disorders
  3. Attendees will be able to describe the efficacy of parent-based treatment for childhood anxiety
  4. Attendees will be able to explain the principles of parent-based treatment for childhood anxiety

Working with Parents of Children and Adolescents: Using Techniques from DBT and PMT to Improve Parental Interventions

Britt Rathbone, LCSW-C

Zoom, online, live, interactive training

Friday, February 25, 2022
8:45 AM- 12:00 PM

3 Category 1 CEUs*


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Therapists often struggle with teaching parents effective behavior management techniques. They may not fully understand these techniques themselves, they may not have confidence in teaching the techniques, and parents may resist or fall short when implementing these techniques. As a result, treatment stalls and child behaviors do not improve.

This training will integrate information from Parent Management Training (PMT), DBT for adolescents (DBT-A), DBT for Children (DBT-C), and collaborative problem-solving. Participants will learn how teach parents to use various behavior management techniques to decrease problem behaviors and how to use reinforcers effectively to increase desired behaviors. Special attention will be given to helping parents manage emotional reactivity so that they can respond to their children most effectively.


Participants will:

  1. Understand how to examine problem behaviors to identify contingencies that maintain the behaviors.
  2. Learn effective behavior management techniques for children and adolescents with emotional dysregulation.
  3. Recognize the important role of validation and how to use it effectively to engage in problem-solving.
  4. Learn techniques for troubleshooting parental treatment interfering behaviors.


Britt H. Rathbone is an expert in adolescent mental health and is committed to proving evidence-based treatments including CBT, DBT, Unified Protocol, ACT, Behavioral Activation, Prolonged Exposure, and others. He is the founder and director of Rathbone & Associates, a psychotherapy practice focusing on mental health issues and conditions of adolescence.

Mr. Rathbone earned his social work degree from Columbia University in New York and has been a highly rated instructor in the MSW program at the National Catholic University School of Social Service. He has decades of experience in adolescent mental health and psychotherapy and he holds the most advanced certifications available through his professional societies. His expertise has been recognized by being consistently named a top therapist for teenagers by Washingtonian magazine. He was the first clinician in Maryland, DC and Virginia to have passed the rigorous standards established by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification and to be recognized as a DBT Certified DBT Clinician.

Mr. Rathbone is the coauthor of the following:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy for At-Risk Adolescents
  • What Works with Teens: An Evidence-Based, Practical Guide for Working Effectively with Adolescents
  • Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions,
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group for Adolescents, (chapter) in Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy: A Practitioner’s Reference

*Continuing Education Information

Rathbone & Associates is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for the programs and their content. These trainings qualify for Category I continuing education units. Please contact your state board for verification of reciprocity with other states and professions. In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.

Rathbone & Associates is a sponsor of continuing education credits for psychologists in Maryland under the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rathbone & Associates maintains responsibility for the program content.


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