Start date: May 11, 2023
End date: May 12, 2023
All-day event
Location: Zoom

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Training and Implementation

This two-day virtual training will provide mental health and related professionals with a comprehensive understanding of TF-CBT as well as hands-on opportunities to practice the TF-CBT components. In addition, significant training time is devoted to formal and informal trauma assessment techniques, including information about how to screen for trauma exposure and measure trauma symptoms, using standardized screening instruments. Participants will be provided with free assessment tools and learn how to provide feedback on the standardized assessment measures. The assessment training also includes background on the prevalence of trauma exposure and trauma-related symptoms in children and adolescents.

May 11th and 12th 2023
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm MT
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm MT

The training will take place virtually via Zoom.

The cost of the training is $875 for the 2 day training and 12, 1 hour, case consultation calls.

Special Rates:

Students: may attend the TF-CBT training and consultation for $250.00 with proof of current student ID or transcript.  To request this rate please contact Natalie Blunt at [email protected]

Early Career: (you’ve graduated with your Master’s in the past 3 years) – early career professionals may attend the TF-CBT training and consultation for $700.00 with proof of graduation (e.g. diploma).  To request this rate please contact Natalie Blunt at [email protected]

Group Agency Discount:  If your organization or agency sends 10 or more clinicians to our training a 20% discount will be offered to the overall training cost.  To request this discount please contact Natalie Blunt at [email protected]


Please contact Natalie Blunt ([email protected]) if you have any questions about training, consultation, preparatory work, or web-based registration

Trainer Biographies:
TF-CBT Trainers: 
Kimberly Shipman, Ph.D.
Dr. Shipman is on faculty at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is a developmental and child clinical psychologist with expertise in child development, child trauma, parent-child communication, and evidence-based mental health treatment. She is an expert in TF-CBT and completed the “train-the-trainer” program with its developers. She regularly conducts TF-CBT trainings as well as training in other evidence-based practices.

Monica Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
Dr. Fitzgerald is a licensed clinical psychologist and senior research associate at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She directs the Center for Resilience + Well-Being at CU and the Evidence Based Training Initiative which disseminates evidence-based, trauma-focused interventions for youth and their families, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT); Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), and Let’s Connect™. She is an expert certified trainer in these models and trains and supports implementation of these interventions in a variety of community-based service settings, locally and internationally. She is Principal Investigator on several federal, state, and local grants and partnerships developing and evaluating prevention and intervention programs (e.g., RISE: Resilience in Schools and Educators and Let’s Connect™) that build strong adult-youth relationships and safe, supportive environments in schools and families and increasing access to trauma informed services for youth and families exposed to violence in our community.

Dr. Fitzgerald is also Co-PI and collaborator with Mental Health Partners’ Moving Beyond Trauma team on a SAMHSA-funded NCTSN initiative to build community capacity in trauma-informed interventions for youth and families in our local Colorado communities.

She obtained her masters and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in childhood traumatic stress from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Fitzgerald loves being a parent of three and enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, tennis, and yoga at home in Colorado.