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CBT Radio

May 10, 2011

This episode is relevant to professionals and consumers.

In this episode, R. Trent Codd, III, Ed.S., interviews Patrick C. Friman, PhD about Boys Town.  Some of the  items discussed include:

  • The history of Boys Town 
  • The behavioral underpinnings of the Boys Town approach to intervention 
  • The Teaching Family Model 
  • Clinical outcomes realized at Boys Town 


Dr. Patrick C. Friman is Director of Clinical Services at Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home (Boys Town) and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska School of Medicine.  He also served as Director of Clinical Training and Associate Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada at Reno and formerly held faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, and University of Kansas Schools of Medicine.  He is an internationally recognized expert in the application of behavior analytic methods to behavioral medicine.