Professional Trainings

School Refusal Training for Mental Health Providers

The Center for Anxiety & Behavioral Change (CABC) is excited to offer a School Refusal Training Institute (SR-TI). Dr. Lindsay Scharfstein will lead an 8-session, consultation series for mental health providers of youth who refuse school.

The SR-TI course will delineate evidence-based cognitive behavioral (CBT) approaches to the assessment and treatment of school refusal. Techniques will address underlying emotional concern(s) and simultaneous school re-entry. There will be ample opportunity for case discussion and consultation.

The sessions will take place on a monthly basis throughout the school year. The current SRTI session is underway, and we are accepting applications for future courses.

For more information or to enroll in the consultation series, please contact Dr. Lindsay Scharfstein at or call 301-610-7850.

Selective Mutism Training Series for Professionals

A 4-session, training series on Selective Mutism is now offered to professionals. The sessions will cover a deeper understanding of Selective Mutism, evidenced-based behavioral techniques, such as fading, shaping, and exposures, and effective collaboration with caregivers and schools. All levels of experience working Selective Mutism are welcome. The total cost is $100, and all proceeds go towards a scholarship fund to support a child with Selective Mutism to attend Confident Kids Camp-DC Metro. Continuing Education credits are available for $25 for psychologists and any discipline where APA-approved programs are accepted.

The series will meet for 4 sessions on Mondays from 12pm-1pm, on the following dates: March 23, April 20, May 18, June 1

For more information or to enroll, contact Dr. Lindsay Scharfstein at or 301-610-7850 x 5.