Upcoming Trainings and Consultations

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 2-Day Training

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 2-Day Training

Date: November 9th & 10th, 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
Registration link:

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!)

– 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]g or request one through Eventbrite
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-Eventbrite requires a nonrefundable fee of $23.56 USD when purchasing a ticket.

Must complete the TF-CBT web-based learning course prior to this 2-day training.
– TF-CBTWeb can be found at 
– 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 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:
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
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

– 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: 13 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 website.. Following completion of the evaluation the
trainee can expect to receive their completion certificate via email within 2 business

Listed here are the criteria to become a certified TF-CBT therapist: 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 and 12 Consultation Calls

All-day event
Location: Zoom

TF-CBT Training 

Currently offered entirely online!

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

• Basic Training: Fri – Sun | Nov 18th – 20th, 2022
• Advanced Training: Fri & Sat | Jan 13th & 14th, 2023
• 12 monthly one-hour video consultation calls
• $950 – Full package
• $780 – Basic Training + Consultations only
Discount available for groups of 4+

CEUs: 21 hours

QUESTIONS? Contact: [email protected]

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, most recently conducting the first-ever TF-CBT training in the Philippines.

1-Day Advanced TF-CBT Training

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Zoom


Follow-up training to initial, basic TF-CBT training and consultation. Topics covered include complex trauma adaptations, implementation of TF-CBT in special circumstances, and advanced discussion of the TF-CBT PRACTICE components.

Certificates of attendance are provided.

For additional information, please reach out to [email protected]


Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based, trauma focused treatment for children and teens between the ages of 3 and 17. TF-CBT is a skills-based treatment model that decreases PTSD and depressive symptoms in children and teens and improves the relationship between children and their caregivers.


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.


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.

3-Day Virtual TF-CBT Training SOLD OUT

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: December 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
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)
$495.00 for 12 calls for national certification

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-Dec2022-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

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).

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:

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.

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.

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 Advanced Training

All-day event
Location: Zoom

Need a TF-CBT Booster?

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.

Advanced Training builds on TF-CBT Basic Training to provide clinicians with deeper
knowledge of TF-CBT and its application in therapy. Through this training clinicians benefit
from the expertise of Dr. David Hong as well as the opportunity to practice their clinical skills
with others. By exploring the use of TF-CBT in a variety of situations, this training equips
clinicians to apply TF-CBT in even the most complex and difficult cases.

Who should take this training?
Advanced Training is designed for those who have completed TF-CBT Basic Training.
This training may be attended as a booster for anyone interested in strengthening their
understanding and practice of TF-CBT. It is appropriate for those who have never
attended Advanced Training or who attended Advanced Training several years ago, as
the content of this training evolves over time.

Dates: Fri, Jan 13th, 9am – 3pm (CT) & Sat, Jan 14th, 9am – 1pm (CT)
Cost: $170
Format: Online
CEUs: 9 hours
To Register: Register here:

Questions? Contact: [email protected]

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.