Module 3 Part 2: Virtual adaptations of SSET/Bounce Back with Beth Cooney

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About The Webinar

This 90-minute webinar will provide general guidance for providers implementing any kind of tier 2 (and in some instances tier 3) trauma interventions virtually. Though the webinar will focus on CBITS, Bounce Back and SSET the content can be generalized to other trauma-focused interventions due to the overlap in approach when using CBT. Finally, there will be an emphasis on CBITS (grades 6-10) and Bounce Back (K-5) because they are the most widely known tier 2 intervention for trauma. Examples of innovative ways to reach participants with virtual rooms and through games will be provided. 

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn about the challenges and opportunities when implementing virtual trauma focused group interventions.
  • Participants will hear about ways to address common barriers including engaging students, parental involvement, and the digital divide. 
  • Participants will learn strategies to implement trauma focused intervention components for groups using creative and innovative strategies for virtual delivery. 


About The Speaker

Beth Cooney Beth Cooney, LCSW-BACS is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor with experience and knowledge in assessment and evidence-based trauma and grief interventions. She has worked for Project Fleur de Lis of Mercy Family Center, a site with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, for 12 years. As the Director of Evidence-Based Practice, Ms. Cooney provides training, clinical supervision and oversees individual and group trauma interventions for schools in the Greater New Orleans Area. Ms. Cooney is a certified trainer in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) and Bounce Back. She began using CBITS in 2006 following Hurricane Katrina and continues to implement CBITS and Bounce Back groups with a more recent focus on virtual implementation. Ms. Cooney also provides training on incorporating mindfulness in schools. 

About The Series 

The Northwest MHTTC and the Pacific Southwest MHTTC are continuing our partnership to provide and extend deeper technical assistance on the Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF).

Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) is a structure and process that maximizes effectiveness and efficiency by blending the strengths of school and community mental health with strengths of the multi-tiered framework of PBIS (Barrett, Eber, Weist, 2013)

This past year, we offered three webinars on the Interconnected Systems Framework (see below for recordings) and followed the learning series up with monthly discussion hours led by Susan Barrett and field leaders from our region.

This year, we are offering more programming to deepen your ISF work and contextualize ISF to this moment of COVID-19 and beyond. Our fall offering is made up of four modules and ends with a town hall for you to be able to ask faculty your questions and resource one another. Each module includes teaching from Susan Barrett and field leaders on ISF systems, and USC faculty on ISF practices.


Learn more about the full series schedule and access all recordings & presentation materials here. 

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