Professional Education | Topic Of Interest

Pine Rest Grand Rounds

“Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Training for Multidisciplinary Psychiatric Teams”


Recently developed: novel CBT training curriculum tailored for inpatient nurses and unit staff working with young children of diverse backgrounds. The curriculum was anchored in three components. The training curriculum was implemented through small group training sessions. We successfully implemented the CBT curriculum within the constraints of a clinically active inpatient setting. We are committed to promoting development of a workforce trained to deliver evidenced based care for children. Therefore, our materials are freely available online and ready to be disseminated and studied across child behavioral health settings.


  1. Describe the core components of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for anger management.
  2. Identify (2) effective instructional strategies for teaching Cognitive Behavior Therapy skills to nurses and mental health teams serving diverse child psychiatric populations.
  3. Describe the benefits of qualitative research methods as a component of program development.


  • Laurie Cardona, Psy.D.

    Dr. Cardona is an Associate Professor at the Yale Child Study Center within the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Cardona conducts program development, seminars, and clinical supervision for the Psychology Training Program and the Child Psychiatry Residency Program at the Yale Child Study Center. She serves as Co-Director of the Child Study Center’s Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Service, which offers a broad range of psychiatric services to children and adolescents who are under the care of the inpatient pediatric services of Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Cardona is also a clinical consultant to the Children’s Psychiatric Day Hospital, and she is a supervising psychologist for the Children’s Psychiatric Inpatient Service at YNHH, both of which serve children ages 4 to 13 with serious psychiatric, developmental, and behavioral vulnerabilities. Dr. Cardona is an elected member of the APA’s Committee on Children, Youth and Families.
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