Restricted Operations Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

For the safety of our community, UWPCE has restricted operations due to the coronavirus outbreak.

For more information, see our FAQ

Certificate in Evidence-Based Practices in Children’s Behavioral Health

Better Serve the Mental Health Needs of Children, Adolescents and Their Families


Program Details

  • Location: UW Seattle, Online
  • Duration: 7 months
  • Times: Weekends, Flexible
  • Cost: $8,140

Next start date:

October 10, 2020

Get Details & Apply

About this Program

Decades of research in the field of behavioral health have resulted in the development of new evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents and their families. Mental health professionals who are qualified to provide services in evidence-based practices (EBPs) for children and adolescents are increasingly in demand.

In this certificate program, you’ll learn the core elements of various evidence-based treatments for common childhood disorders such as anxiety, depression, extreme/complex behaviors and trauma. Primary EBPs reviewed include: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Multisystemic Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. If you work in the public sector, after completing this program you’ll be able to report that you are using evidence-based practices when billing for services (see the 2020 Reporting Guides for Research and Evidence-Based Practices in Children’s Mental Health).


Mental health professionals who want to enhance their skills in using evidence-based practices with children, adolescents and their families.

See Requirements

What You’ll Learn

  • Core elements of four evidence-based practices for common behavioral health concerns in children, adolescents and their families
  • How to implement EBPs in alignment with current standards for high-quality care


You'll hone your clinical skills through modeling and role play.

Earn Credit Toward Your Master’s Degree

This program is affiliated with the Master of Arts in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment degree. By completing this certificate program, you can earn up to six credits toward degree requirements should you later be accepted into the master’s program. To use these credits, you must obtain graduate nonmatriculated status before you register for the first course of the certificate program.

Learning Format

Blended (Classroom + Online)

Enjoy a blend of in-person classes and online study. You’ll learn with the same group of students throughout the program, getting ample opportunity to connect with each other and your instructors. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Blended (Classroom + Online)

  Stay up to date with emails featuring career tips, event invitations and program updates.       Sign Up Now