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2-Day TF-CBT Training

March 15 @ 8:00 am - March 16 @ 4:00 pm


TraumaFocused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Traumatized Children  and Their Families  

TF-CBT 2018 Brochure pdf

Thursday and Friday, March 15 & 16, 2018

George J. Magovern, MD Conference Center
Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212-4772

Conference  Co-directors:

Anthony P. Mannarino, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Drexel University College of Medicine
Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Judith Cohen, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Medical Director, Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Training Prerequisite
Participants are required to complete the online training course “TF-CBT Web” available at www.musc.edu/tfcbt prior to attending the training.


Registration  Information

The registration fee includes conference materials, CE credits and continental breakfast, break refreshments and lunch both days.

Fee: $225

deadline: March 9, 2018

(After this date, registrations will be taken on a space available basis.)

To Register: To register online, please visit our Web site at www.aghcme.org; select Conference Schedule from the left menu and scroll down to locate the conference. To register by mail, please complete the registration form and return with the registration fee to:

Continuing Medical Education
Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212-4772
(412) 359-4952
(412) 359-8218 fax


The preferred method of payment is by VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover; however, checks will be accepted made payable to Allegheny General Hospital.

Additional Information

For additional questions concerning the conference, please contact the Continuing Medical Education office by e-mail: thomas.venditti@ahn.org by calling (412) 359-4952 or by fax at (412) 359-8218.

Conference overview

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), developed by Judith Cohen, Anthony Mannarino, and Esther Deblinger, is an empirically supported treatment for children and families exposed to traumatic life events. This two-day training will provide an intensive review of all of the TF-CBT treatment components, with a specific focus on clinical implementation strategies.

Intended Audience and Course objectives

This conference is intended for mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors, and licensed nurses.

At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • discuss the empirical support for TF-CBT
  • describe the problems addressed by TF-CBT and the core values of this treatment model
  • recognize the importance of parents/caretakers as part of the TF-CBT treatment model
  • describe relaxation skills, affective modulation, and cognitive coping as ways to enhance self-regulation
  • relate the importance of the trauma narration and cognitive processing of the trauma in TF-CBT
  • discuss the role of safety education and safety planning in the TF-CBT model
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education  to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Allegheny General Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Ce for psychologists
Allegheny General Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Allegheny General Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Ce for social Workers
Social Workers may claim credits for attending educational courses and programs delivered by pre-approved providers, such as the American Psychological Association (refer to CE for Psychologists above). For verification, please refer
to Continuing Education Regulations § 47.36 #(6) (ix) found at www.dos.state. pa.us/social. Certificates of attendance will be awarded following the conference provided a completed evaluation form is submitted.


March 15 @ 8:00 am
March 16 @ 4:00 pm


Allegheny General Hospital -Continuing Medical Education
(412) 359-4952


Allegheny General Hospital – Magovern Conference Center
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4772 United States
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