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Upcoming Trainings and Consultations

January 2024- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Basic Learning Community

Start date: January 31, 2024
End date: May 21, 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Zoom

This virtual TF-CBT training includes:

A 3-day initial training period: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
Friday, February 2, 2024: 11:00 am – 5:300 pm EST
Wednesday, February 7, 2024: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

A 1-day Booster training:
Tuesday, May 21, 2024: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

12 group consultation calls. The first of 12 group consultation calls will be held Thursday, January 18, 2024 EST

The cost for the 4 days of training and 12 consultation calls is $450

National TF-CBT Trainer: Ashley Fiore, MSW, LCSW
National Children’s Alliance Institute for Better Mental Health Outcomes

Pre-Requisite: TF-CBTWeb

Completion of TF-CBT Web2.0 is required as a prerequisite to the virtual TF-CBT training and should be submitted to Jami Bolton at NCA 3 days prior to Day 1 of the virtual training.  Email your certificate of completion to [email protected]

Registration:
Registration Link: https://secure-web.cisco.com/1JHYAkBaa1mB7WqIbUmAo50xpEE33Gr2I3BWvrmJeBQCT1nCuFQnDiD2akIADA1y_lfe0hc5ohxFy8lxCev-R0dtVbJeyw8Pf-za9nicIQTRBp0fILrUppLk289XKaq1i6VOjuExIjugQoe7KUsoYKO2Vp36BzTjz2R7EOU5uQpiolNJAUPOVW7dHwMRy8nRYVKb99RW_Jpup1bHaN4o-D7xTEtaJTEfcOlyh3iAdKLSrCDkzPZuwDcNU4S38BI9ekQ_70nmTy_MoY-F8FzkzjGNhyAkOucZTFgOI9ieZIGO9WFtqfo0x3dyy27mn2GiR/https%3A%2F%2Flearn.nationalchildrensalliance.org%2Fproducts%2Fjanuary-2024-trauma-focused-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-tf-cbt-basic-learning-community 

To register for this training, you will need an NCA Engage account. If you do not have one, visit NCA Engage Getting Started page for step-by-step instructions to request an NCA Engage account. The account request form will include a field that asks for an Organizational ID number. The Organizational ID number will inform us that the person signing into NCA Engage is employed at or partnered with a member organization. Please email [email protected] if you need your Organizational ID. If you are not employed at or partnered with a member organization, please enter MH23 as your Organizational ID for non-member access to NCA Engage. Non-member access will provide access to the training. 

This live training will take place January 31, February 2 and 7, and May 21, 2024, from 11:00am – 5:00pm EST with Ashley Fiore, LCSW. There will be 18 CEs by NASW and NBCC. with Ashley Fiore, LCSW. There will be 18 CEs by NASW and NBCC. This will be an interactive and participatory virtual training experience with pre-work and action period assignments that build participants’ skills at implementing TF-CBT with children and families with fidelity and clinical competence. Training participants are required to have a web camera (i.e., on a laptop computer or cell phone) in order to participate in the TF-CBT 4-day training via web-platform. Clinicians will receive a training packet which will be mailed to them, private online access to over 800 downloadable clinical resources for TF-CBT, access to a private TF-CBT Clinical Discussion Forum with other participants and includes 12 group consultation calls.

Attendees should have an active caseload appropriate for TF-CBT and be ready to apply the model. Supervisors are welcome to attend training; however, if they are not carrying their own active TF-CBT cases, they will not meet criteria to seek national certification.

The cost for the training is $450 and includes 12 consultation calls. You may use NCA grant funds for this training. Your spot will not be reserved until payment is received. If you are paying by check, please mail ASAP to ensure your spot.

For any questions or concerns related to this training, or your participation, please contact Jami Bolton, [email protected]

If you need any disability accommodations for this training, please reach out to Rachael at [email protected]

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Basic Learning Community

Start date: April 16, 2024
End date: July 23, 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Zoom

April 2024- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Basic Learning Community

This live training will take place April 16, 17, 19th and July 23 2024, from 11:00am – 5:00pm EST with Ashley Fiore, LCSW. There will be 18 CEs by NASW and NBCC. This will be an interactive and participatory virtual training experience with pre-work and action period assignments that build participants’ skills at implementing TF-CBT with children and families with fidelity and clinical competence. Clinicians will receive a training packet which will be mailed to them, private online access to over 800 downloadable clinical resources for TF-CBT, access to a private TF-CBT Clinical Discussion Forum with other participants and includes 12 group consultation calls.

*Note: Training packets will be mailed on 4/5/24, to participants who have paid their registration in full and have provided their mailing address below. If we do not receive this information by 4/5/24, you will be responsible for downloading and printing these materials for yourself from the handouts.

Pre-Training Assignments are due April 3, 2024. Note: It is important that participants complete all Pre-Training Assignments to maximize their learning during training, which will focus on applying those concepts. The first of 12 group consultation calls will be held Wednesday April 3, 2024 at 2pm EST. Join using this link: https://zoom.us/j/4834429186

Attendees should have an active caseload appropriate for TF-CBT and be ready to apply the model. Supervisors are welcome to attend training; however, if they are not carrying their own active TF-CBT cases, they will not meet criteria to seek national certification.

The training will be offered over 4 days including:
A 3-day initial training period: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
Wednesday, April 17, 2024: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
Friday, April 19, 2024: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
A 1-day Booster training:
Tuesday July 23, 2024: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

Pre-Requisite: TF-CBTWeb *please note that there is a $35 fee that is NOT covered as part of your registration and which is paid to the Medical University of South Carolina through TF-CBTWeb.

Completion of TF-CBT Web2.0 is required as a prerequisite to the virtual TF-CBT training and proof of completion should be submitted to Jami Bolton at NCA 3 days prior to Day 1 of the virtual training.  Email your certificate of completion to [email protected]

The cost for the training is $450 and includes 12 consultation calls

For any questions or concerns related to this training, or your participation, please contact Jami Bolton, [email protected]

Link for More Information and to Register: https://learn.nationalchildrensalliance.org/products/april-2024-trauma-focused-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-tf-cbt-basic-learning-community 
To register for this training, you will need an NCA Engage account. If you do not have one, visit NCA Engage Getting Started page for step-by-step instructions to request an NCA Engage account. The account request form will include a field that asks for an Organizational ID number. The Organizational ID number will inform us that the person signing into NCA Engage is employed at or partnered with a member organization. Please email [email protected] if you need your Organizational ID. If you are not employed at or partnered with a member organization, please enter MH24 as your Organizational ID for non-member access to NCA Engage. Non-member access will provide access to the training. 

 ** As a reminder, if you are paying by check, your training registration is incomplete, and your spot will not be reserved, until your check is received and is manually approved by our staff. Your name and TF-CBT Intro must be on the check memo or on a note with your check, otherwise it will not be approved. Do not mail checks to the former NCA office address, please use the PO Box listed above. 

If you need any disability accommodations for this training, please reach out to Jami Bolton, [email protected]

There is a cap of 50 attendees for this training. You must be paid in full to count toward the participation cap. It is strongly recommended you pay with credit card to ensure your spot is secure. If you plan to pay by check, you must email Jami Bolton, [email protected], to let us know you are sending a check. The check must be received by April 3, 2024.

If registration is full, this means that our capacity has been met. Please email [email protected], and we will add you to the waiting list.

In-Person TF-CBT Training and 12 Consultation Calls

Start date: April 17, 2024
End date: April 18, 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 249 East Main Street, Suite 205 Lexington, KY 40507

TRAUMA FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (TF-CBT) TRAINING
AN EVIDENCE BASED TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Dr. Risk 2024- Feb. Virtual or April In-PersonTF-CBT Flyer

FORMAT: In-Person
LOCATION: 249 East Main Street, Suite 205
Lexington, KY 40507
DATES: April 17-18, 2024
TIME: 8:30am-5pm (eastern time)
COST: $650** (includes training & 12 group consultation calls)

16 CE*
*Full attendance required
10% Group Discount for groups of 3 or more, enter code GROUP10
**Fees nonrefundable 30 days prior to event

FOR MORE INFO, PREREQUISITES, AND REGISTRATION:  www.HeatherRiskAndAssociates.com 
There is no commercial support for this program

ABOUT THE TRAINING: TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents (ages 3-18) who are experiencing negative impacts following any type of traumatic event. Through this virtual training, therapists will learn how to implement the model with fidelity and how to know who is appropriate
for this treatment. This training includes an overview of trauma-informed assessments and time to discuss clinical challenges. There will be opportunities for consultation regarding actual cases, to discuss
challenges, and to share successes as children and families progress through the healing process.

Also included in the price are 12 group consultation calls (1 hour each). These are steps that are required to provide TF-CBT and to become a Certified TF-CBT Therapist.

ABOUT THE TRAINER: Dr. Heather Risk is a Licensed Psychologist and Nationally Approved TF-CBT Trainer. She has over two decades of experience in assessment and evidence-based treatments with survivors of trauma, particularly youth in the foster care system.

Heather Risk, PsyD & Associates, PLLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Heather Risk & Associates, PLLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

TF-CBT Training and Consultation Calls

Start date: April 24, 2024
End date: April 26, 2024
All-day event
Location: Zoom

Currently offered entirely online!
David Hong Flyer TFCBT 04.2024 (1)

TF-CBT Training 
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy approach designed to treat posttraumatic stress and related emotional and behavioral difficulties in children and adolescents. Through this training package therapists gain a comprehensive understanding of TF-CBT and its application in therapy through five days of training and 12 consultations. This training
package exceeds the required trainings and consultations for national TF-CBT certification. For more information on TF-CBT certification, visit tfcbt.org.

Dates:
• Basic Training: Wed – Fri | April 24th – 26th, 2024
• Advanced Training: Wed & Fri | July 10th & 12th, 2024
• 12 monthly one-hour video consultation calls
Cost:
• $975 – Full package (Basic Training + Consultations + Advanced Training)
• $805 – Basic Training + Consultations only

CEUs:
Minimum 21 hours

Registration Link: http://www.washburntraininginstitute.org/tfcbt

Questions? Contact: [email protected]

Prerequisite:
Completion of TF-CBTWeb online course is required prior to attending Basic Training. Prerequisite takes
approximately 10 hours and may be done in multiple sittings.
Cost: $35 (not included in TF-CBT training package) | CEUs: 11
Complete prerequisite here: tfcbt2.musc.edu

Trainer: Dr. David Hong, PsyD, LP
Dr. Hong is a nationally certified trainer and practitioner of TF-CBT. He earned a doctoral degree from the
Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Hong specializes in services for children, adolescents and immigrant populations with a focus on trauma. In his 10+ years, he has trained domestically and internationally, including the very first TF-CBT training for clinicians in the Philippines.

 

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training & Implementation

Start date: April 25, 2024
End date: April 26, 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Zoom

April Open Training: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training & Implementation

Registration link: https://events.humanitix.com/april-open-training-trauma-focused-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-training-and-implementation
Price: $875 USD + booking fees Get tickets
Hosted by EBPTI – CU Boulder Institute Of Behavioral Science
Training Schedule:

  • Thursday, April 25, 2024: 8:30am-5:00pm Mountain Time
  • Friday, April 26, 2024: 8:30am-5:00pm Mountain Time

          Please adjust for your time zone accordingly.

Location: This event is online. The host will update the event with a meeting link, as well as instructions to attend the event.
Questions? Email Natalie Blunt at [email protected].

Event description:
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. There is also growing efficacy/promising research of TF-CBT for transitioning adults (19-22). 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.

Virtual Training Description:
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, 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 clinical assessment feedback. This TF-CBT training also includes background on the prevalence of trauma exposure and trauma-related symptoms in children and adolescents.

About the Trainers:
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. For more information about Dr. Fitzgerald or the Center for Resilience and Well-Being, please visit: https://ibsweb.colorado.edu/crw/

Dr. Kimberly Shipman 
Dr. Kimberly Shipman is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Shipman is a licensed psychologist (clinical and developmental) with expertise in emotion socialization, children’s social and emotional development, child mental health and child trauma. For more information about Dr. Shipman or the Center for Resilience and Well-Being, please visit: https://ibsweb.colorado.edu/crw/

About Consultation/Implementation Support:
Consult calls are used to support providers using TF-CBT in their own practice following training. They are also required for the TF-CBT national certification. (https://www.tfcbt.org).

  • Clinicians are expected to carry a minimum of 2 TF-CBT training cases, use assessments, present on calls, and receive feedback and direction through telephone and/or video conferencing.
  • Consult groups consist of approximately 10-12 participants, are 60 minutes in duration, and occur twice per month for 6 months.

Pre-Training Activities:
Prior to the training, we ask you to complete the following:
Complete the full TF-CBTWeb 2.0 on-line course. The cost of this course is $35 and it offers 11 CEUs upon completion. TF-CBTWeb 2.0 may be accessed via the following weblink: www.musc.edu/tfcbt2.

Notes/CEUs:

  • At the end of the three-day training you will be provided with a completion certificate denoting 16 hours of live virtual TF-CBT training.
  • This training certificate can be used as documentation of training completion when applying for licensing renewal.
  • Completion of the full TF-CBTWeb 2.0 on-line course offers 11 CEUs upon completion.

Special Rates:

  • Students- a total of 12 students may attend the virtual TF-CBT training for $250.00 with proof of current student ID or transcript. To request this rate please contact Natalie Blunt by email 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, please email Natalie Blunt by email at [email protected].

Group Rates:

  • If you are an organization or agency looking to send 10 or more clinicians to our training, you will receive a 20% discount on the training cost for any full price ticket. To request this rate, please email Natalie Blunt by email at [email protected].

Additional Resources:
To learn more about your Certified Trainers and The Center for Resilience and Well-Being in Schools, please visit our website: https://ibsweb.colorado.edu/crw/who-we-are/

 

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 2-Day Training

Start date: April 25, 2024
End date: April 26, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Zoom

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 2-Day Training
Date: April 25th & 26th, 2024
Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM CST 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/apr-25th-csttrauma-focused-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-2-day-training-tickets-782338444347?aff=ebdsoporgprofile 
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 $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.

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 CST):
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 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 Stabilization
phase
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
sensitive

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: 01/27/23-01/27/26. 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.

Virtual 3-Day TF-CBT Training and 12 Consultation Calls

Start date: May 6, 2024
End date: May 8, 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Virtual Training

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
May 6th through May 8th, 2024
3-Days Live Online
11am – 3:30pm EST Daily

Trainers: Dr. Elissa Brown and Dr. Komal Sharma-Patel
Location: Training Link will be emailed from Dr. Brown before the 1st day

Price: $900.00 for 3-day live TF-CBT Training & participation in 12 consultation calls

There is a $35 fee for the web-based pre-requisite TF-CBTWeb training course paid separately through the MUSC website: https://tfcbt2.musc.edu/ . Upon completion of the pre-requisite course send TF-CBTWeb certificate of completion to: [email protected]

Registration link: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/8h9ar84/lp/de7e9e82-c264-4ebe-b4d2-83f8f780c101 

For questions and assistance with registration and payment, please contact Lauren Euell ([email protected])

Who’s invited? All therapists, clinicians, & students are welcome. Note: A Master’s degree in a clinical field is required for certification in the model.

Why? Here’s a unique opportunity for training to add TF-CBT to your toolkit and/or use it to inform your current practices.

What is TF-CBT? TF-CBT (Cohen et al., 2006) is an intervention that was developed for traumatized children with PTSD and their non-offending caregivers. Treatment is divided into three phases: coping skills (i.e., affect identification and regulation for children, affect regulation and parent training for caregivers), trauma narrative, and conjoint sessions to share the narrative and develop ongoing safety plans. Treatment is designed to reduce trauma-related mental health problems, including children’s PTSD, depression, and externalizing behavior problems.

The evidence supporting the efficacy of TF-CBT is impressive. To date, TF-CBT developers and their have published over 20 randomized controlled trials showing that the model works with preschoolers, children, and adolescents who have been sexually abused, exposed to intimate partner, bereaved due to traumatized circumstances, exposed to disasters, etc. TF-CBT treatment effects included significant reductions in children’s PTSD, depressive symptoms, and externalizing behaviors.

Training in TF-CBT includes: completion of the TF-CBTWeb online course, attendance at a 3-day live training session, and participation in 12 consultation calls in which cases are presented and discussed.

 

 

 

Virtual TF-CBT Training and Consultation

Start date: May 15, 2024
End date: May 17, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Zoom

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinical Training with Consultation– May 15-17, 2024

A three-day training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy led by TF-CBT National Trainer, Dr. Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D. This intermediate training covers the fundamental techniques of TF-CBT. Registration includes 12 consultation calls (approx. twice per month) and meets standards for National Certification in TF-CBT.

Location/Virtual Requirements

  • All training activities will be conducted on the Zoom platform. Registrants will receive an invitation no later than one week prior to the training.
  • 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!
  • Participants must be visible on the screen for the full training (minus planned breaks, of course!)
  • This training will not be recorded. To become eligible for TF-CBT certification, all three days of training must be attended live.

About the Trainer

Dr. Carole Swiecicki is a licensed psychologist, owner at Harbor Maple Counseling and Psychological Services and Remolina Support Programs, and Affiliate Assistant Professor in the MUSC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She also provides consultation with her local Children’s Advocacy Center and co-directs Project BEST, a statewide implementation project to improve access to evidence-based, trauma-focused therapies among youth in South Carolina. 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 for over 17 years, in English and Spanish, and in outpatient, residential, and community (e.g., home, school) settings. She has overseen clinical service delivery at two children’s advocacy centers. 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify at least 3 emotional, behavioral and/or cognitive impacts of trauma exposure in childhood.
  • Be able to reference at least 3 clinical symptom outcomes that the empirical research shows are improved through delivery of TF-CBT.
  • Identify and describe the rationale for each component of the TF-CBT model.
  • Demonstrate 2-3 strategies to accomplish the goals of the Stabilization phase.
  • Demonstrate 2-3 strategies to accomplish the goals of the Trauma Narrative phase.
  • Demonstrate 2-3 strategies to accomplish the goals of the Integration phase.

Continuing Education

    • Social Workers: This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers – South Carolina Chapter (CE Approval # 886385087) to offer 12 continuing education general contact hours.
    • Psychologists: This live activity is approved for a maximum of 12.0 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.
    • Licensed Counselors: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinical Training has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Harbor Maple Counseling & Psychological Services is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-4254.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Basic Learning Community

Start date: May 16, 2024
End date: August 20, 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Zoom

May 2024- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Basic Learning Community

This live training will take place May 16, 17, 23, and August 20, 2024, from 11:00am – 5:00pm EST with Ashley Fiore, LCSW. There will be 18 CEs by NASW and NBCC. This will be an interactive and participatory virtual training experience with pre-work and action period assignments that build participants’ skills at implementing TF-CBT with children and families with fidelity and clinical competence. Clinicians will receive a training packet which will be mailed to them, private online access to over 800 downloadable clinical resources for TF-CBT, access to a private TF-CBT Clinical Discussion Forum with other participants and includes 12 group consultation calls.

*Note: Training packets will be mailed on 5/6/24 to participants who have paid their registration in full and have provided their mailing address below. If we do not receive this information by 4/5/24, you will be responsible for downloading and printing these materials for yourself from the handouts.

Pre-Training Assignments are due May 9, 2024. Note: It is important that participants complete all Pre-Training Assignments to maximize their learning during training, which will focus on applying those concepts. The first of 12 group consultation calls will be held Thursday May 9, 2024, 2:00pm-3:00pm EST.

Attendees should have an active caseload appropriate for TF-CBT and be ready to apply the model. Supervisors are welcome to attend training; however, if they are not carrying their own active TF-CBT cases, they will not meet criteria to seek national certification.

The training will be offered over 4 days including:
3-day Learning Session 1: 
Thursday, May 16, 2024: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
Friday, May 17, 2024: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
Thursday, May 23, 2024: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
1-day Learning Session 2:
Tuesday August 20, 2024: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

Pre-Requisite: TF-CBTWeb *please note that there is a $35 fee that is NOT covered as part of your registration and which is paid to the Medical University of South Carolina through TF-CBTWeb.

Completion of TF-CBT Web2.0 is required as a prerequisite to the virtual TF-CBT training and proof of completion should be submitted to Jami Bolton at NCA 3 days prior to Day 1 of the virtual training.  Email your certificate of completion to [email protected]

The cost for the training is $450 and includes 12 consultation calls

For any questions or concerns related to this training, or your participation, please contact Jami Bolton, [email protected]

Link for More Information and to Register: https://learn.nationalchildrensalliance.org/products/may-2024-trauma-focused-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-tf-cbt-basic-learning-community  
To register for this training, you will need an NCA Engage account. If you do not have one, visit NCA Engage Getting Started page for step-by-step instructions to request an NCA Engage account. The account request form will include a field that asks for an Organizational ID number. The Organizational ID number will inform us that the person signing into NCA Engage is employed at or partnered with a member organization. Please email [email protected] if you need your Organizational ID. If you are not employed at or partnered with a member organization, please enter MH24 as your Organizational ID for non-member access to NCA Engage. Non-member access will provide access to the training. 

 ** As a reminder, if you are paying by check, your training registration is incomplete, and your spot will not be reserved, until your check is received and is manually approved by our staff. Your name and TF-CBT Intro must be on the check memo or on a note with your check, otherwise it will not be approved. Do not mail checks to the former NCA office address, please use the PO Box listed above. 

If you need any disability accommodations for this training, please reach out to Jami Bolton, [email protected]

There is a cap of 50 attendees for this training. You must be paid in full to count toward the participation cap. It is strongly recommended you pay with credit card to ensure your spot is secure. If you plan to pay by check, you must email Jami Bolton, [email protected], to let us know you are sending a check. The check must be received by May 3, 2024.

If registration is full, this means that our capacity has been met. Please email [email protected], and we will add you to the waiting list.

Advance Training: Addressing Traumatic Grief within TF-CBT

Date: May 23, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Zoom

Addressing Traumatic Grief within TF-CBT: Considerations for TF-CBT Providers May 2024

Follow-up training to initial, basic TF-CBT training and consultation. This interactive training will address the application of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for youth who have experienced the traumatic death of a significant person in their lives.

We welcome ALL to this training. If your financial obligations make participating in this training complicated, please email our team at [email protected]

Please note: This training is not sufficient to be considered trained in TF-CBT, but rather is an integration of traumatic grief into the TF-CBT therapeutic model.

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PARTICIPANTS:

  • Must have a master’s degree or higher in a mental health field and be licensed or license eligible.
  • Previous participation in a basic TF-CBT training is recommended.

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About MoACTS:

The Missouri Academy for Child Trauma Studies (MoACTS) is the training arm of Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a Category II and Category III site of NCTSN. MoACTS trains child-serving clinicians and professionals throughout the state of Missouri and the United States.

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About The Trainer:

Matthew D. Kliethermes, Ph.D., is the Training Director at Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL) and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). Dr. Kliethermes has over 20 years of experience and extensive training in the field of child trauma. He provides direct clinical services to youth exposed to trauma, supervises mental health trainees, teaches at the undergraduate level, and provides frequent training and consultation at local, state, and national levels. Dr. Kliethermes is a nationally certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) trainer and the author of multiple book chapters and articles pertaining to TF-CBT and childhood trauma.

Kate Drewry, MSW, LCSW, is the Manager of Clinical Services at Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis at the University of Missouri—St. Louis. Ms. Drewry completed her undergraduate degree at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and earned her master’s degree in social work from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. Ms. Drewry has more than 15 years’ experience in the field of child trauma. She is a nationally certified trainer in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a Level I trainer in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Ms. Drewry provides direct clinical services to children and families who have experienced traumatic events, clinical supervision of mental health trainees, and training and case consultation at the state and national levels. Ms. Drewry’s subspecialty areas include traumatic grief (e.g., children who have witnessed interparental homicide) and children with problematic sexual behavior.