What Does CABCAA offer?

How is CHANGING TRACKS different from other CBT programs?

Although workshops are named "CBT for Young minds", the focus is on how we help children to “Change Tracks” . In today’s neurobiological terms, "changing tracks" means changing loops in the brain that cause us to run around in circles and instead help to develop healthier, more flexible tracks. The program focuses on "changing from the inside out" rather than the usual way of dealing with children and adolescents from the outside in. 

The cornerstone of emotional health is self regulation. Self regulation can be achieved through both cognition or brainstem calming activities like relaxation, guided imagery, mindfulness and meditation.

The Changing Tracks Programs focus achieving self- regulation through cognitive strategies and relaxation/meditation.

The difference between the Changing Tracks programs and other CBT programs for children is the consideration that all humans create theories to explain and understand the world in which we live in. From these theories we develop beliefs about ourselves and the world. The Changing Tracks method attempts to give children an understanding how thoughts, emotions and behaviour work together to generate outcomes for them and how these outcomes in turn affect us leading to adaptation and why we may need to change.

Concrete materials are used to help children as young as nine acquire an understating the concepts and how all of it works.





The manuals for the Changing Tracks Programs, except Sunshine and Rainbows, are only available to those who have completed the appropriate training.

If you wish to attend a CABCAA training session, please contact Lidia Genovese via our Contact page

The author of the CABCAA - Changing Tracks Programs, Lidia Genovese wishes to maintain the integrity and effectiveness of the Programs.

In order to achieve this objective the following conditions will apply to all Trainees and Accredited Facilitators.

1. Only people trained by Lidia Genovese or an accredited trainer from the CABCAA Institute may run any of the CABCAA programs.

2. Trainees must attend two days of training to become an accredited CABCAA Facilitator.

3. Trainees or Accredited Facilitators may not train others to run the programs.

4. All Accredited Facilitators will be entitled to become members of the CABCAA Institute of Personal and Professional Development. They are also invited to become part of a network to give and obtain professional support in the implementation of the programs.

5. Trainees and Accredited Facilitators are professionally bound by the "Code of Ethics for Facilitators" put out by the CABCAA Institute. Violation of the Code of Ethics may result in expulsion from the CABCAA Institute and the withdrawal of accreditation.

6. All program manuals shall remain the property of the trained facilitator, even in the instance where training has been financed by an organisation. Every trainee must purchase a program manual. Accredited Facilitators can purchase any program manual.

7. Accredited Facilitators have the right to photocopy any part of the program manuals for the sole use of facilitating the program process.

8. Research on the efficacy of the programs is welcomed and encouraged, however, this must be carried out in consultation with the author.

9. No part of the CABCAA program may be reproduced into another program without written permission from the author.

10. No part of the CABCAA programs may be reproduced in any form of media without written permission from the author.