COPE provides all-inclusive programs (including instructor* training and materials) delivered using standardized student manuals and concepts, ensuring that all components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are covered with patients/students despite any differences in a provider’s background, experience or method of delivery.

Manual-Based Program Instructor Training/Program Licensing Process

The positive results achieved from the evidence-based COPE Programs are widely documented in multiple studies. But the positive successes of the programs are due in large part to the dedication of our Instructors*, and their belief that they can affect positive change by empowering children and teens with the skills to COPE with stress, anxiety and depression.

Our COPE Family of Instructors continues to grow!

Are you interested in becoming a program instructor and delivering a manual-based program?

Our all-inclusive, program-based pricing is designed for you. All instructor* program training is now included in our program packages, is completely online and is available 24/7 so can be completed when it fits into your schedule.

How Do I Become a COPE Instructor?

Simply purchase a 7-session or 15-session manual-based program, complete the training (takes about 3 - 4 hours total) that's included in the program package price (no costly travel and hotel charges required) and you are all set to deliver the program! Hard-copy manuals are typically delivered just a few days after training has been completed. So you can begin delivering the program in as little as 1 - 2 weeks from the date of your program purchase.

School/District Nurses, Counselors, Teachers and Administrators

The manual-based COPE 7-Session and 15-Session Programs are designed to be delivered* by teachers, nurses, doctors, psychologists, counselors, and social workers who have completed the online training and program licensing process. If you are a parent looking for a resource for your children, please visit our COPE 7-Session Teen Online program page.

Instructor* Training and Program Licensing is conveniently included when you purchase the COPE Manual-based Program PackagesAnd the Instructor Online Training allows you to fulfill the training requirements when it's convenient for your schedule (all training must be completed before delivering the program). The online presentation is about 2.5 hours long, and is followed by a short multiple choice assessment.

Once the training has been completed, the only other requirement is to perform a Practice Program Delivery of one session on your own child, a friend of the family, etc.  So when it comes time to deliver the program, you will be familiar and comfortable with the process and material.

The Instructor Training and Program Licensing process has just three steps:

Step 1: Successful completion of the COPE Instructor Online, On-Demand Training.

Step 2: Completion of one Practice Program Delivery session and submission of the Practice Delivery Results Form.

Step 3: Review of results by COPE and delivery of Certificate of Completion and Program Delivery License.


Additional Details:

Step 1. The COPE Instructor Online Training (2.5 hour session) can be taken at any time, and includes a 20-question multiple-choice quiz to verify understanding of the basic elements of the program. A passing score of 80% or greater (16 or more correct answers) is required in order to deliver the programs and order manuals. The training module can be viewed and quiz taken as many times as desired in order to achieve a passing score.

Step 2. The Practice Program Delivery session can be performed at any time, but must be completed prior to licensing and delivery of any COPE program. The purpose of this exercise is to provide practice delivering the program with at least one “typical" child or teen student prior to delivering it to actual students. 

The practice delivery can include one or multiple sessions and can be performed over a few consecutive days (does not need to follow the “once a week” schedule of the formal program). And the “practice student” can be your own child, a friend of the family, etc. 

Once the Practice Program Delivery session has been completed, submit a Practice Delivery Results Form (available by clicking here), providing the following information:

  • Age of teen or child student

  • Teen or child general feedback on material in program

  • Your feedback/questions on program

  • Date of completion

Step 3. After the form is reviewed by a COPE Administrator, a Certificate of Completion and Program Delivery License will be mailed to you. This authorizes you to deliver the program and order manuals for the length of the purchased program license. The Program Delivery License is valid for one year and applies only to the instructor listed on the certificate. The Program Delivery License must be renewed each year. 

Also, since we license the instructor and not the facility, you can take the Delivery License with you  and continue to deliver the programs even if you change jobs. Don't forget to notify us of any email changes so we can stay in contact!

Important: To monitor the success of the program, we will be following up with you in approximately one year to gather some basic information and feedback, including data on how many children and teens received COPE and suggestions for improvements.

* Note:

  • Instructors are independent service providers and have no affiliation with COPE2Thrive LLC.

  • COPE2Thrive is not responsible for any issues associated with or resulting from instructors' delivery of the purchased programs.

  • Program instructor training provides the buyer with general program background information, specific details of the program organization and content, and tips for delivering the program to the targeted audience.

  • Completion of the instructor training and program certification/licensing allows the instructor to utilize the copyrighted program for the term of the program delivery license. It does not provide the instructor with any legal, medical or educational licenses or certifications.