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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 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.

TF-CBT Virtual Training

Start date: June 13, 2024
End date: June 18, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Zoom

The Missouri Academy for Child Trauma Studies
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training June 2024
A four-day (morning) training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy led by TF-CBT National Trainer, Matt Kliethermes, Ph. D. The training includes 12 months of consultation and meets standards for State and National Certification in TF-CBT.

12 monthly consultation calls included. Certificate of attendance that will count as contact hours toward licensing will be provided.
We want to have an inclusive learning environment. If the training fee is a barrier to your participation please send us an email at [email protected].
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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.
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Participants:
• To attend the training, must have completed or be working toward a master’s degree or higher in a mental health field.
• Must complete TF-CBTWeb (https://tfcbt2.musc.edu/ ) and provide a certificate at the first day of training. TF-CBT Web is a separate fee of $35 to be paid on the MUSC website.
• Will be expected to complete one TF-CBT case during the 12 months of consultation following the training.
• Will be expected to complete an additional two TF-CBT cases (no time requirement) to complete the training process.
• Completing these training requirements will make participants eligible for state-level rostering via MoACTS and/or national certification through the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy National Therapist Certification Program (tfcbt.org).
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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.