About CBPT Clinical Applications - Toileting Issues course

Toileting issues are very common in young children. Most difficulties are resolved without the family seeking treatment for their child. In many situations, if the parents cannot help the child with age-appropriate toileting skills, the parents may seek help from parenting literature, other parents or the child’s pediatrician.  Sometimes, child therapists will be consulted for cases that have not been helped by earlier attempts by the parents. When a child therapist becomes involved, the child is often a bit older (above age 3). Although traditionally, programs to help children with appropriate toileting have often been behavioral management programs implemented by the parents, there are situations where the child’s active involvement in the treatment is important. This module reviews using CBPT for children with toileting issues and presents two different cases that were successfully treated by CBPT.

CBPT Clinical Applications - Toileting issues

course objectives

At the end of the module, participants should be able to:

  1.  Understand the use of CBPT in treating soiling and other elimination and toileting problems in children
  2.  Increase knowledge about behaviorally-oriented parent implemented programs vs CBPT and how either or both can be used
  3. Increase their awareness of the child’s involvement in therapy and the importance of CBPT for control issues, such as toileting

CBPT Clinical Applications- Toileting Issues

Course Requirements

The course is aimed at:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Clinical Social Workers Or Licensed Independent Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist
  • Licensed Mental Health Clinical Nurse Practitioner

The delivery of the certificate of attendance at the conclusion of the course will be tied to the evaluation of the participants' requirements. In the absence of the requirements, the course hours will not be certified. 

CBPT Clinical Applications

Course Presentation

CBPT Clinical Applications- Toileting Issues

Course Curriculum

  Module 2- Clinical Applications
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Helping Kids Overcome Toileting Issues with Evidence-Based Solutions

Your CBPT Instructor

Susan M. Knell holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a MA in Developmental Psychology. She is the author of the book, Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (1993) which has been translated into Italian and Turkish. As the first to study and write about the application of Cognitive Behavior Therapy to young children, she integrated Cognitive Behavioral interventions and Play therapy in developmentally sensitive ways. She has written chapters on CBPT in many edited books on Play Therapy. As a clinical Psychologist, she has provided assessment and therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults for almost 40 years. In addition to her clinical practice, she supervises graduate students, trains mental health professionals internationally, and has done research and teaching.