Training and Continuing Education

The Center for Children and Families provides education and training opportunities for mental health professionals and students in evidence-based approaches through various programs that focus on child and adolescent mental health.

Continuing Education Online Training

For a collection of video presentations and CEU-eligible trainings created by FIU and the SCCAP, co-sponsored by The Children's Trust, please visit the Effective Child Therapy website.

Speaker Series

The Speaker Series presentations are designed to provide health and mental health professionals, educators, and students with current strategies for understanding, identifying, and treating children and adolescents with mental health problems. All sessions are free and provide continuing education credits for mental health professionals.For more information, please click here.

Summer Treatment Program Training

Staff members from the CCF conduct annual training sessions for agencies who are setting up and running a Summer Treatment Program in their local area. Participants receive at least 60 hours of intensive instruction and practice in principles of behavior modification and application of behavioral techniques in a naturalistic, recreationally-based setting. In addition, participants complete self-study and homework assignments to learn the information presented in the comprehensive treatment program manual.

The Summer Treatment Program is included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices; info from the NREPP can be viewed here.

For more information about availability, schedules and fees, contact the CCF directly at 305-348-0477 or

Summer Treatment Program

Applications are now being accepted for Lead Counselors, Counselors, Classroom Teachers and Classroom Aides for our nationally acclaimed Summer Treatment Program.

Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Students Opportunities:

Trainings are provided through research assistantship during the academic year and Summer Treatment Program during the summer.

Research Assistantship

Available for undergraduate students seeking experience with research in the field of child clinical psychology in exchange for class credit. Students will work on a variety of projects completing tasks, such as data collection, entry and analysis and many of the other details required to complete research. Click here for more information.