Core Skills of Cognitive Behavioral Counseling (with the United States Marine Corps):
AAS prepared and developed a 5-day evidence based training program in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques and building parenting skills for counselors within the USMC's Community Counseling Program (CCP). This training program provides counselors with a foundational competency of CBT skills, third generation behavior therapies (such as Dialectal Behavioral Therapy), trauma-focused counseling, and parenting skills.
Guideposts (with the United State Marine Corps):
AAS is developing a curriculum to assist in the USMC's Never Leave a Marine Behind initiative. This curriculum will aid in a mentor-ship training in which senior Marines will learn skills for mentoring Junior Marines to improve life skills of Marines and reduce stigma. This program will teach Marines basic mentoring skills as well as techniques for problem solving, stress inoculation, emotional regulation, developing social support, and cognitive restructuring.