Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 2-Day Training
Date: May 4th and 5th, 2023
Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM EST each day
Cost: $500 per person, inclusive of Basic TF training and 12 consultation calls
Format: This is a live interactive webinar event that utilizes group discussion and interactive
Location: Virtual event. We will use the Zoom platform, and an invitation will be sent to registrants
closer to the conference.
1) Participants must have a device that allows for both audio and visual transmission
2) Participants must be visible on the screen for the full training (minus planned breaks,
– Registration closes 24 hours before the start of the training
– Full refunds for cancellation are awarded up to 7 days before the start of the training. To
request a refund please email [email protected] or request one through Eventbrite
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Eventbrite requires a nonrefundable fee of $23.56 USD when purchasing a ticket.
-Alicia’s Place Consulting and its contractors and trainers do not receive commercial support to
conduct CE trainings. There are no known conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.
Must complete the TF-CBT web-based learning course prior to this 2-day
training. – TF-CBTweb can be found at https://tfcbt2.musc.edu/
– This web-based training provides 11 CEs and costs an additional $35
– You will be asked to upload your completion certificate prior to checking in to the 2-day
training. You can upload it at www.tfcbtconsulting.com. Click on the Registration section and
upload the file.
– The completion certificate does not expire. If you completed the course XX years ago, just
print out a copy of your certificate and present it to the trainer.
Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a heavily researched,
evidence-based form of therapy designed to treat children who have experienced a traumatic
event and struggle with subsequent emotional and/or behavioral problems. The model treats
children with an array of trauma histories, including children with multiple and complex
traumas in their lives. To learn more about TF-CBT, please visit: https://tfcbt.org/
This course is designed for mental health professionals who work with children who
have experienced trauma. It is an intermediate level course.
Detailed agenda (in EST):
9:00 Introduction to trauma
10:00 Introduction to PTSD
10:40 Overview of TF-CBT
11:00 Psychoeducation module
12:00 Lunch break (1 hour)
For each of the following modules, participants learn about background, structure, and
suggestions for practice. Resources are also recommended. For each module, cultural
adaptations and ethical considerations are discussed.
1:00 Parenting module
2:30 Relaxation module
3:00 Affect module
3:40 Review and questions
4:00 Consultation calls and certification discussion
9:00 Cognitive Processing module
10:40 Trauma Narrative module
12:00 Lunch (1 hour)
1:00 Trauma Narrative module for children and parents, legal and ethical considerations
2:40 Conjoint Sessions module
3:15 In vivo Exposure module
3:55 Enhancing Safety module
4:30 Graduation and Secondary Traumatic Stress
Trainer: Alicia Meyer, Ph.D.
This training is being offered by Alicia’s Place Consulting and is presented by Dr. Alicia
Meyer. Dr. Meyer is a nationally certified TF-CBT trainer. She is the Executive Director of a
non-profit agency devoted to the assessment and treatment of traumatized children. She is also
the former Director of Mental Health at multiple Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) and an expert
in trauma informed care for children. She often teaches these principles to community
providers, the courts, child protection agencies, and States Attorneys. Her particular areas of
expertise include child maltreatment and healthy parenting practices, and she conducts forensic
assessments related to these issues. She is also often called upon to provide expert witness
testimony to the courts.
Please contact Dr. Meyer at [email protected] or 301-351-7257 for questions about
the course or to make ADA accommodation requests.
a. Identify at least 3 ways that trauma impacts child development
b. Be able to reference at least 2 pieces of research discussing the evidence
supporting the use of TF-CBT
c. Describe the rationale for Psychoeducation within the TF-CBT model
d. Describe the rationale for Relaxation within the TF-CBT model
e. Describe the rationale for Affect modulation within the TF-CBT model
f. Describe the rationale for Cognitive Processing within the TF-CBT model
g. Describe the rationale for Trauma narrative within the TF-CBT model
h. Describe the rationale for In vivo exposure within the TF-CBT model
i. Describe the rationale for the Conjoint session within the TF-CBT model
j. Describe the rationale for Enhancing safety within the TF-CBT model
k. Describe 2-3 strategies/techniques to accomplish the goals of the
l. Describe 2-3 methods/media to accomplish the Trauma Narrative
m. Describe one way the TF-CBT model can be adapted to be more culturally
– Psychologists: 13 CEs. Alicia’s Place Consulting is approved by the American
Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alicia’s Place
maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
– Social Workers: 11.5 Clinical Practice and 1.5 Ethics CEs. Alicia’s Place Consulting, 1790, is
approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards
(ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual
courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final
authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education
credit. Alicia’s Place Consulting maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval
period: 01/27/2022 – 01/27/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 11.5 Clinical
Practice and 1.5 Ethics continuing education credits.
– A completion certificate is provided to the trainee at the conclusion of the 2-day training.
In order to receive this completion certificate:
o Participants must fully attend all training days
o Complete and turn in a course evaluation
Electronic evaluations will be distributed immediately after training and
collected via the www.tfcbtconsulting.com website.. Following completion of
the evaluation the trainee can expect to receive their completion certificate via
email within 2 business weeks..
Listed here are the criteria to become a certified TF-CBT therapist:
https://tfcbt.org/tf-cbt-certification-criteria/. This 2-day training and subsequent consultation
calls meet some of the certification requirements, but please note other steps are necessary
before receiving TF-CBT certification. Although encouraged and generally beneficial to
therapists and their organizations, certification is optional.
At the end of the 2-day training, participants will be asked to sign up for a consultation call
group. There is no extra charge for these calls, as it is included in your registration fee.
Generally, therapists participate in one consultation call per month for a period of 12 months.
Occasionally, groups can request two consultation calls per month for 6 months. The
consultation calls occur on Mondays and Tuesdays for one hour between the hours of 10:00 and
2:00 Eastern Standard Time. If you cannot make these calls then you will be responsible for
finding and funding another avenue to meet this certification requirement. CE credit is not
offered separately for consultation calls.