Training

Upcoming Trainings and Consultations

TF-CBT Consultation Call Series

Dec142021
Nov82022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom

12 TF-CBT Consultation Calls – 2nd Tuesday of the month

Led by National TF-CBT Trainer Dr. David Hong

Start date: 12/14/2021

End date: 11/08/2022

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am CST, 1-hour Zoom Calls

Cost: $435

Registration here: www.washburntraininginstitute.org/consultations

TF-CBT Consultation Call Series

Dec162021
Nov172022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom Calls

12 TF-CBT Consultation Calls – 3rd Thursday of the month

Led by TF-CBT Trainer Dr. David Hong

Start date: 12/16/2021

End date: 11/17/2022

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm CST, 1-hour Zoom Calls

Cost: $435

Registration here: www.washburntraininginstitute.org/consultations

Virtual TF-CBT Training and Consultation

Aug172022
Aug192022
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Zoom

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training And Consultation – August 17-19, 2022

A three-day training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy led by TF-CBT National Trainer, Dr. Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D. The training includes 6 months of twice-monthly consultation and meets training standards for National Certification in TF-CBT.

    1. Event Location: This interactive, live training will be delivered virtually via Zoom
    2. Event Dates: August 17, 18 and 19, 2022
    3. Event Schedule: 9:00am – 2:00pm EST (8:00am-1:00pm CST/6:00am-11:00am PST)
    4. Consultation: Consultation includes a total of 12, 1-hour calls conducted twice monthly via Zoom. Participants will be sent a Doodle poll to select a consultation call group at the conclusion of the 3 day training.
    5. Training Fee: $635 per person, includes 3-day training and 12 consultation calls
    6. CE Credits: A maximum of 10 CE credits are available. See below for details.
    7. Deadline/Cancellations: Registration closes Weds, Aug 10, 2022. Full refunds for cancellation are awarded up to 7 days before the start of the training. All refunds are subject to a 5% processing fee. To request a refund please email [email protected] or complete the form at the bottom of this page.
    8. Training website/registration: www.harbormaple.com/TFCBT-Aug22
    9. Registration space is limited.

For additional information, go to www.harbormaple.com/TFCBT-Aug22 or email [email protected].

Location/Virtual Requirements

  1. All training activities will be conducted on the Zoom platform. Registrants will receive an invitation no later than one week prior to the training.
  2. Training times are in EASTERN standard time.
  3. This training will not be recorded. To become eligible for TF-CBT rostering, all three days of training must be attended live.

Virtual requirements:

  1. Participants must have a device that allows for both audio and visual transmission. Even over Zoom this is an interactive training with role plays and participation!
  2. Participants must be visible on the screen for the full training (minus planned breaks, of course!)

About the Trainers 

TF-CBT Trainer

Dr. Carole Swiecicki is a licensed psychologist, owner at Harbor Maple Counseling and Psychological Services and Affiliate Assistant Professor in the MUSC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She also provides direction on evidence-based practices in responding to child abuse with the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center and programmatic guidance on traumatic stress with Remolina Support Programs. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at St. Louis University, followed by a psychology internship at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her clinical work and research focuses on disseminating effective assessments and interventions for traumatized children, teens, and adults. Dr. Swiecicki has delivered TF-CBT in English and Spanish, and in outpatient, residential, and community (e.g., home, school) settings. Dr. Swiecicki is a national trainer in TF-CBT and Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is a former member of the board of directors at National Children’s Alliance, Child Advocacy Centers of Virginia and the South Carolina Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers.

Associate Trainer

Ms. Wallace is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-CP) in South Carolina. She is a Clinical Instructor and the Associate Director for Clinical Operations for the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She completed her undergraduate coursework at the College of Charleston, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. Ms. Wallace earned her Master’s in Social Work from the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. Ms. Wallace is a nationally certified TF-CBT therapist and is trained in evidence-based treatment of trauma related mental health issues, specifically focusing on child abuse and loss by homicide. For the last 9 years, Ms. Wallace has served as the coordinator for a federally funded Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) service grant aimed to improve resources for survivors of homicide and victims of crime with barriers to traditional, office-based treatment. In addition, for the last 6 years, Ms. Wallace has provided direct telehealth services and supervision of TF-CBT to children and adolescents across the state through the Telehealth Outreach Program (TOP). Ms. Wallace is a part of the South Carolina Suicide Prevention Coalition and an active Committee Member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Charleston Area Out of the Darkness Walk.

Continuing Education

  • This live activity is approved for a maximum of 10.0 APA CE credit(s). Psychologists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Harbor Maple Counseling & Psychological Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Harbor Maple Counseling & Psychological Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

Virtual 3-Day TF-CBT Training

Aug222022
Aug242022
Time: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom

Three Day Basic Training – Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dates: August 22-24, 2022 Monday – Wednesday
Time: Time: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm Pacific Time/11amCentral/12noon Eastern
Please check your local time

PAYMENT
Payment must be received a week after registration to hold seat due to limited capacity. You may request to be invoiced, pay through PayPal, or Venmo. Agenda will be provided once registration is confirmed.
Training Location: Zoom Platform
Trainer: Lisette Rivas, LMFT
Phone: (818) 269-6325   Website:  www.lisetterivas.com   email: [email protected]

Registration Fees
$325.00/per person

Consultation Calls
$855.00 for 12 calls and audio review for Los Angeles DMH training protocol (14 will be offered to make up calls)

$495.00 for 12 calls (6 months) for national certification

You can mail or e-mail this registration form: Rivas-3-Day-August2022-Virtual-Training-Registration

Please select what you are including in your registration.
Please make check payable to: Lisette Rivas
and mail checks to: PO Box 250805, Glendale, CA 91225

No CEU’s are provided at this time

VIRTUAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Each training participant is required to have a web camera, microphone and speakers (i.e. on laptop, computer or cell phone) in order to participate in the TF-CBT training via web-platform. The trainer is required to ensure that each attendee participates in at least one of these interactive activities or discussions for at least two training segments. Participants must participate in all of the training segments in order to receive credit for having attended the training. In order to have a sign-in sheet IT person will take random screen shots during training. You will need to have a strong and fast Wi-Fi signal (for stability) as Zoom requires a min of 1-3 mbps for both upload and download speeds. IT person will be on Zoom 10 minutes earlier to go over any issues that may happen, or to check make sure your equipment is working correctly (i.e. microphone, camera and speakers).

REQUIREMENTS FOR 3-DAY TF-CBT TRAINING
Completion of 10 hour online TF-CBT training prior to training to get familiar with the basics. There is a $35.00 fee to take online training. Registration to this prerequisite can be done on following link: http://tfcbt2.musc.edu

CANCELLATION POLICY
If you sign up for a training and cannot attend, you must inform us at least 15 days or more from the training date to receive 50% of the registration fee back to you. Fee will be returned in a form of a check. No cash refunds will be provided. No refunds will be given if cancelled within 14 days from day of training. You must attend all days of the three-day training as scheduled, in order to receive credit and certificate of attendance. No credit and/or refunds will be given to those who attend one day only. If you attend one day, you lose your fee and credit. No exceptions.

CONFIRMATION NOTICES AND CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
We will confirm your registration by email once payment is received and with a follow up email about a week before the training. Please call us if you do not receive a confirmation. Successful completion includes full attendance of all days. No partial credit will be given. Certificates of completion are provided within a week after training and verification of payment. If your agency registered you, certificates will be emailed to the person responsible for registering the participants. If you register as an individual, the certificate will be given to you at the end of the training.

REQUEST FOR DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO VERIFY TRAINING
The following documents that we can provide upon registration and completion of training are: sign in sheets, receipts for payment, and certificates of attendance. Please note that once these documents have been sent to you, a reprint of certificates, receipts, and/or sign in sheets would be available for $50.00 per copy requested.

TF-CBT 3-Day Virtual Training

Aug242022
Aug262022
All-day event
Location: Zoom

Introduction to Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

This 3 day (4-hrs/day) virtual training program prepares therapists and clinicians to use an innovative and evidence-based form of therapy for children.  Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or TF-CBT, is specifically adapted for children who have experienced trauma and who are having significant emotional and/or behavioral problems related to their traumatic life events.

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2022 1:00 PM-5:00 PM, Thursday, August 25, 2022 & August 26, 2022 8:30 AM-12:30 PM EDT
  • Registration fee is $325 for 3-day virtual training, and includes all course materials and 12 Continuing Education Credits.  Participants of this training are required to have a Master’s level degree, or be actively enrolled in a Master’s level program.
  • The follow up consultation sessions will be made available at an additional cost and more information about the consultation calls will be provided during the workshop.
  • This virtual TF-CBT is sponsored by Ohio Children’s Alliance
  • Click here to learn more and to register: TF-CBT Training (memberclicks.net)
  • Nancy Drouet is the contact person: [email protected] or [email protected]

Trainer: Kristine Buffington, MSW, LISW-S
Kristine is a certified TF-CBT trainer, with more than 20 years of experience.  Kristine is considered an expert in trauma informed care and trains providers, courts, agencies, and therapists nationwide in TF-CBT under the direction of Judith Cohen, MD and Anthony Mannarino, Ph.D., the developers of this treatment model. Kristine served as Chair of the Ohio Department of Mental Health Child Trauma Task Force Training and Evidence Based Practices Committee. She is a former member and past chair of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Juvenile Delinquency Committee.

Pre-Training Requirements:
Participants of this training are required to have a Master’s level degree or be currently enrolled in a Master’s level program.  All course attendees are required to complete the online TF-CBT web-based learning course (for a small fee, separate from this training) prior to the in-person or virtual training.  Go to TF-CBTWeb and click “register”.  Attendees will be required to bring proof of completion of the online training to the in-person or virtual training, for the trainer’s verification.

*Questions about Consultation Calls and full Certification requirements will be provided during the training days, for registered participants.

Virtual TF-CBT Training and Consultation for Chinese-speaking participants   

Aug292022
Sep292022
Time: 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location: Zoom

IPCF-China Ad Information

Theme: Virtual TF-CBT Training and Consultation for Chinese-speaking participants

Date:  Aug 29, 2022 -Sep 29, 2022

Time: 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Location: WeChat + ZOOM

Event Description

Time: Aug 29 – Sep29, 2022           Hosted by: IPCF, China

Open to: Chinese-speaking participants    Trainer: Dr. Monica Fitzgerald

This virtual training is available for all Chinese-speaking participants with Chinese-English consecutive interpreting service. For sign-up or more information, please click on the registration link and scan the  QR code with WeChat or follow IPCF (儿童与家庭整合式心理中心) on WeChat.

For more information and to register: IPCF-China Ad Information

Virtual Training :

This 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.

Consultation calls:
At the end of the online training, participants will be asked to sign up for a consultation call group. 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. Please refer to the Chinese introduction for more details.

About the Trainer:  Dr. Monica Fitzgerald

Dr. Fitzgerald is a Senior Research Associate and licensed clinical psychologist at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Fitzgerald is a certified, expert trainer in AF-CBT and TF-CBT. She regularly conducts trainings and provides consultation for these models nationally and internationally.

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 2-Day Training

Sep82022
Sep92022
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Zoom

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 2-Day Training

Date: September 8th and 9th, 2022
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 polling
Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-8-trauma-focused-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-2-day-training-tickets-361111723887
Location: Virtual event. We will use the Zoom platform, and an invitation will be sent to
registrants closer to the conference.
Virtual requirements:
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,
of course!)

Notes:
– 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
(https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articles/en_US/How_To/can-i-get-a-refund?lg=en_US) –
Eventbrite requires a nonrefundable fee of $19.01 USD when purchasing a ticket.

Prerequisites:
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.

Overview:
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):
Day 1
9:00 Introduction to trauma
10:00 Introduction to PTSD
10:30 Break
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
2:20 Break
2:30 Relaxation module
3:00 Affect module
3:30 Break
3:40 Review and questions
4:00 Consultation calls and certification discussion
5:00 End

Day 2
9:00 Cognitive Processing module
10:30 Break
10:40 Trauma Narrative module
12:00 Lunch (1 hour)
1:00 Trauma Narrative module for children and parents, legal and ethical considerations
2:30 Break
2:40 Conjoint Sessions module
3:15 In vivo Exposure module
3:45 Break
3:55 Enhancing Safety module
4:30 Graduation and Secondary Traumatic Stress
5:00 End

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.

Training Objectives:
a. Identify at least 3 ways that trauma impacts child development
b. Be able to reference at least 3 pieces of research discussing the evidence supporting the use of
TF-CBT
c. Identify and describe the rationale for each component of the TF-CBT model
d. Describe 2-3 strategies to accomplish the goals of the Stabilization phase e.
Describe 2-3 strategies to accomplish the goals of the Trauma Narrative phase f.
Describe 2-3 strategies to accomplish the goals of the Integration phase

CEs:
– 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
o 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.

Certification:
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.

Consultation calls:
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.

3-Day Virtual TF-CBT Training

Sep132022
Sep152022
Time: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom

Three Day Basic Training – Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

No CEU’s are provided at this time
Dates: September 13-15, 2022 Tuesday – Thursday
Time: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm Pacific Time/11amCentral/noon Eastern
Please check your local time

Training Location: Zoom Platform
Trainer: Lisette Rivas, LMFT
Phone: (818) 269-6325
Website: www.lisetterivas.com
Email: [email protected]

Training Registration Fee: $325.00/per person

Consultation Calls Fee:
$855.00 for 12 calls and audio review for Los Angeles DMH training protocol (14 will be offered to make up calls)
OR
$495.00 for 12 calls for national certification

PAYMENT
Due Date: Payment must be received a week after registration to hold seat due to limited capacity. You may request to be invoiced, pay through PayPal, or Venmo. Agenda will be provided once registration is confirmed. You can mail or e-mail this registration form: Rivas-3-Day-Sep2022-Virtual-Training-Registration

Please select what you are including in your registration.
Make check payable to: Lisette Rivas and mail to: PO Box 250805, Glendale, CA 91225

VIRTUAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Each training participant is required to have a web camera, microphone and speakers (i.e. on laptop, computer or cell phone) in order to participate in the TF-CBT training via web-platform. The trainer is required to ensure that each attendee participates in at least one of these interactive activities or discussions for at least two training segments. Participants must participate in all of the training segments in order to receive credit for having attended the training. In order to have a sign-in sheet IT person will take random screen shots during training. You will need to have a strong and fast Wi-Fi signal (for stability) as Zoom requires a min of 1-3 mbps for both upload and download speeds. IT person will be on Zoom 10 minutes earlier to go over any issues that may happen, or to check make sure your equipment is working correctly (i.e. microphone, camera and speakers).

REQUIREMENTS FOR 3-DAY TF-CBT TRAINING
Completion of 10 hour online TF-CBT training prior to training to get familiar with the basics. There is a $35.00 fee to take online training. Registration to this prerequisite can be done on following link: http://tfcbt2.musc.edu

CANCELLATION POLICY
If you sign up for a training and cannot attend, you must inform us at least 15 days or more from the training date to receive 50% of the registration fee back to you. Fee will be returned in a form of a check. No cash refunds will be provided. No refunds will be given if cancelled within 14 days from day of training. You must attend all days of the three-day training as scheduled, in order to receive credit and certificate of attendance. No credit and/or refunds will be given to those who attend one day only. If you attend one day, you lose your fee and credit. No exceptions.

CONFIRMATION NOTICES AND CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
We will confirm your registration by email once payment is received and with a follow up email about a week before the training. Please call us if you do not receive a confirmation. Successful completion includes full attendance of all days. No partial credit will be given. Certificates of completion are provided within a week after training and verification of payment. If your agency registered you, certificates will be emailed to the person responsible for registering the participants. If you register as an individual, the certificate will be given to you at the end of the training.

REQUEST FOR DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO VERIFY TRAINING
The following documents that we can provide upon registration and completion of training are: sign in sheets, receipts for payment, and certificates of attendance. Please note that once these documents have been sent to you, a reprint of certificates, receipts, and/or sign in sheets would be available for $50.00 per copy requested.

TF-CBT Training and Implementation

Sep152022
Sep162022
All-day event
Location: Zoom

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

September 15th & 16th 2022 
Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm MST
Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm MST

Location:
The training will take place via Zoom.

Payment:
The cost of the training is $875 for the two-day live virtual training and 12 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 Niama Al-Nima 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 Niama Al-Nima 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 Niama Al-Nima at [email protected].

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER
For the September training, please visit: https://events.humanitix.com/sept-open-training-trauma-focused-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-training-and-implementation

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

What is TF-CBT?

TF-CBT is a short-term, evidence-based treatment for children, ages 3-18, who have experienced trauma (e.g., child abuse, domestic violence, traumatic grief, and other traumatic events) and their caregivers. This components-based psychotherapy model incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic principles. TF-CBT is empirically supported for use with youth impacted by trauma and co-occurring mental health problems. It is designated a Model Program by SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and has received the highest scientific rating as a Well-Supported-Effective Practice by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (http://www.cebc4cw.org) Clinical research shows that TF-CBT significantly reduces children’s symptoms of PTSD and improves overall mental health in children and caregivers.

 

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.


TF-CBT Components:

  • Assessment Feedback
  • Psychoeducation and Parenting Strategies
  • Relaxation
  • Affective expression and regulation
  • Cognitive coping
  • Trauma narrative and processing
  • In vivo exposure
  • Conjoint parent-child sessions
  • Enhancing personal safety and future growth


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and engage children and families who would benefit from TF-CBT
  • Describe the treatment components and understand the underlying rationale of each component
  • Learn how to link trauma assessment results to TF-CBT treatment plans and track treatment progress over time
  • Learn and practice skills to implement PRACTICE treatment components
  • Learn several creative approaches for doing the Trauma Narrative and practice exposure techniques
  • Learn strategies for addressing distorted and unhelpful trauma-related cognitions
  • Address common barriers to treatment implementation

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 Evidence Based Training Initiative which disseminates evidence-based, trauma-focused interventions for youth and their families, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT; www.tfcbt.org) and Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT, www.afcbt.org). She is an expert certified trainer in TF-CBT and AF-CBT and trains and supports implementation of these models in a variety of community-based service settings, locally and internationally. She also directs the Center for Resilience & Well-Being in Schools, a SAMHSA funded Center of National Child Traumatic Stress Network (www.nctsn.org). 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. 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, and yoga at home in Colorado.

Virtual 3-Day TF-CBT Training

Sep152022
Sep172022
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Zoom

Virtual TF-CBT Training

DATES: September 15-17, 2022 (Thursday – Saturday)

TIME: 8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. ET each day

FORMAT: Virtual training presented by: Kristine Buffington, MSW, LISW-S, National TF-CBT Trainer. This virtual continuing education event offers 12 Social Work CEs.

TF-CBT is an evidence-based trauma treatment for children and adolescents. It is attachment-focused, involving caregivers. This is a TF-CBT workshop sponsored by Western Michigan University School of Social Work. This training is intended for master or doctoral level mental health clinicians and meets partial requirements for national certification. In preparation, it is expected that you complete the online introductory course found at https://tfcbt2.musc.edu/ .

COST: $360 for the 3 days of training and 12 Social Work CEs. Information will be given as to how to access consultation sessions for an additional fee. 

REGISTRATION LINK: 09.15-09.17.22 Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) (touchnet.com)

FOR MORE INFORMATION contact Tammy Morgan (email: [email protected] or phone: 269-964-2793)