Who – What – When – How?

 A Conference on implementing CBT based interventions
with at-risk youth.

Keynote speakers
Terje Ogden, Barry Glick, Lars Åberg, Lønnebakken school Oslo and UngArt Malmö

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Price – 1500 NOK / 1500 SEK

Fresh smoothie on arrival
Morning break with sliced fruit
Science Park’s lunch buffet and sparkling/still water
Afternoon snack with pastry of the day
Coffee, tea and water at the buffet throughout the day

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Early bird registration until July 15th – 1300 NOK

Keynote speakers

Terje Ogden bildTerje Ogden (Dr.philos) is Director of Research at the National Development Center for Children and Young People and is a professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. He is the head of the research department at the center and is researching development, implementation and evaluation of measures in families, kindergartens and schools to promote social competence and prevent psychosocial problems. Ogden has written several books, book chapters and articles about vulnerable children and juveniles (see www.ogden.no).


Terje will talk about what inhibits and promotes implementation of research based interventions?
Since the millennium, several research-based interventions have been implemented on a large scale in the Norwegian field of practice; in child welfare, mental health, schools and kindergartens. These interventions include parent programs such as: “Parent Management Training”, the module-structured program “Early Interventions for Children at Risk”, the school model “Positive Behavior and Supportive Learning Environment at School” (PALS) and the Family Program “Multisystemic Therapy”. A common feature of the programs is that they are based on families and schools, and they are based on systematic, learning theoretical and cognitive methods. They also share the fact that they are originated in the United States, but were adapted, implemented and evaluated in Norway. This came with a number of challenges, and this presentation addresses conditions that worked inhibitory or promotional to implementation.


Registration policy:
We need your registration august 30th at the latest
We cannot refund your fees, but you can change the participant

Barry GlickBarry Glick, Ph.D., NCC, ACS, LMHC, is a consultant to juvenile and adult human services and correctional systems across the USA and concurrently serves as senior editor of Managing Delinquency Programs that Work. Trained as a Counseling Psychologist, Dr. Glick has devoted his professional career to the development of policies, programs, and services for adolescents. His specialization is in juvenile delinquency, aggression and violence, youth gangs, and the emotionally disturbed adolescent. He has worked both for state government and in private childcare agencies, holding positions as child care worker, psychologist, administrator, manager, and agency executive. He is lead author of No Time to Play: Youthful Offenders in Adult Systems, and its sequel implementation manual, Recess Is Over: A Handbook for Managing Youthful Offenders in Adult Systems. He co-developed and is co-author of Aggression Replacement Training®: A Comprehensive Intervention for Aggressive Adolescents; and The Pro-Social Gang. Dr. Glick is a member emeritus of the National Gangs Advisory Committee, and is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a licensed Mental Health Counselor.

Barry Glick will present:

    • Which programs are truly “evidence-based” and how to implement them to achieve positive outcomes
    • Choose the right intervention for the populations you serve—whether court-involved juveniles or at-risk youth in the community and school.
    • Solve the common problems that arise when trying to establish a new program
    • Can the programs be “adapted” to different settings and cultures, and how?
    • Learn the keys to running effective group sessions that stay focused and productive
    • Take advantage of user-friendly research and evaluation tools, including a model for assessing program efficacy


Lars Åberg, Swedish journalist and author, talks about Malmö and the rapid changes that Sweden’s third city is experiencing. It is both an energetic, youthful place with people from many different countries and an increasingly segregated space with high unemployment, problematic schools and violent crime scene.

Lars Åberg has written more than twenty nonfiction books with Swedish or American themes. His most recent book, the national bestseller ”Framtidsstaden” (”The City of The Future”), deals with Malmö and issues related to segregation and integration.

Lars will be talking about the facts and opinions presented in his recent book, often presented in Norway’s media as “Det Svenska tillståndet” . Are there any differences and similarities between the situation in our countries? What can we learn from one Another?


Lønnebakkens school is a special resources school for children with educational, social and emotional difficulties. The school is located in Torshov and has students from all over Oslo. The goal of the school is preparing the students to return to their local schools. This means that it is important that the staff focuses on maintaining or restoring the student’ relation to the local school as well as giving the students new behavioral and educational skills. The school works in close cooperation with EPC, parents, child and adolescent psychiatry, child protection and the police. The staff at Lønnebakkens school provide guidance to other schools in Oslo and offer expertise in FST (Preventive Security Measures) and Aggression Replacement Training – ART.

The presenters will talk about implementation of Aggression Replacement Training with vulnerable students in Oslos schools.
Lønnebakken uses ART as one of several interventions to work with students struggling with social and emotional difficulties. Lønnebakken has used the ART with students struggling with social difficulties and anger control for 10 years and has gained a lot of experience in how, when and with to whom ART can be beneficial.

The speakers will talk about:
– How to use ART to help students who are struggling with socio-emotional difficulties.
– What organizational measures need to be in place for ART to function as a whole- school approach.
– Proactive strategies, through mapping and preventive work.
– Systematic work to ensure good special education throughout the school.
– School – Home collaboration


UngArt, also known as UngdomsAlternativet is a Malmö based private agency helping youth with social, educational and behavioral problems in schools, in the community and at home. UngArt runs a community based comprehensive youth services programs based on CBT principles and behavior analysis. UngArt was first in Scandinavia to use Aggression Replacement Training – ART in the open community settings and in schools and has since 2003 trained and supervised a great number of ART practitioners throughout Scandinavia and Europe. UngArt runs an elementary school for children with educational and behavioral challenges and provides various forms of accommodation and foster family care for children and youth. UA youth coaches active in the community based program for youth placed in the Social services care organize meaningful spare time activities, provide guidance for families and help youth change problem behaviors through practice and reinforcement of desired skills.

UngArt will present positive experiences and difficulties of working with CBT based approach and interventions with behaviorally challenged children and youth in community based settings and in schools. They will also present what practical, structural and organizational measures need to be taken for these interventions to work and how to follow up and evaluate the results.