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TF-CBT 2 1/2 Day Training

December 11, 2019 - December 13, 2019



Dec. 11-12, 2019   9:00am -5:00pm & Dec. 13, 2019  9:00am-1:00pm MST



CU Boulder- Institute of Behavioral Science
1440 15th ST.
Boulder, CO 80302

COST: $875

see below for special rates

REGISTRATION LINK: https://tfcbt_training-december.eventbrite.com 


Training Description:

This two-and-a-half-day 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, one half-day of training 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 practice opportunities for administering, scoring, and providing feedback on the standardized 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

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 8-10 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:

  1. Complete our pre-training survey on SurveyMonkey. This will take about 20 minutes. (We will send you the link upon registration in our “Welcome Packet.”)
  2. 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.


  • At the end of the 2 1/2 day training you will be provided with a completion certificate denoting 18 hours of face to face TF-CBT training.
  • This training certificate can be used as documentation of training completion when applying for licensing renewal. Additional details will be provided in your welcome packet.
  • Completion of the full TF-CBTWeb 2.0 on-line course offers 11 CEU’s upon completion.

Training Schedule:

  • Wednesday/Thursday Dec. 11th/12th, 2019: 9:00am -5:00pm (arrive at 8:30 to ensure parking and a light breakfast will be provided)
  • Friday Dec. 13h, 2019: 9:00am -1:00pm (arrive at 8:30 to ensure parking and a light breakfast will be provided)

Special Rates:

  • Students– students may attend the TF-CBT training for $250.00 with proof of current student ID or transcript. To request this rate please contact Riley McCord by email at Riley.Mccord@colorado.edu
  • 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 Riley McCord by email at Riley.Mccord@colorado.edu

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. To request this discount please contact Riley McCord by email at Riley.Mccord@colorado.edu

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 PartnersMoving 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.

Dr. Fitzgerald’s expertise areas are childhood traumatic stress and trauma-informed interventions, resilience, social emotional development, mental/behavioral health and well-being in youth, and the promotion of positive adult-youth relationships. 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.

Marcela Torres, Ph.D.

Dr. Torres is on faculty at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is a child clinical psychologist with expertise in child development, child trauma, early childhood mental health, family-focused evidence-based mental health treatments and school-based prevention and mental health programming. She is a graduate of the “train-the-trainer” and “train-the-consultant” programs with TF-CBT developers. She regularly provides TF-CBT training and consultation as well as training in other evidence-based practices.

Jessica Gorrono, LCSW

Jessica Gorrono is a licensed clinical social worker and the Director of Engagement and Equity for the Center of Resilience and Well-being in Schools at the University of Colorado Boulder. Ms. Gorrono’s career has focused on 1) providing evidence based treatments to trauma-exposed youth and families 2) developing and managing teams, systems and processes across sectors to improve outcomes for youth and families 3) providing training and consultation on evidence based and informed treatments and mental and behavioral health systems and processes to professionals in various roles within and across youth-serving systems 4) collaborating deeply in the development of structures, processes and pathways in teams that facilitate meaningful growth, innovation, engagement and equity. Her experience includes various roles in every major youth and family serving system, including child-welfare, education and community mental health. She is a trainer and consultant for Let’s Connect and RISE: Resilience In Schools and Educators as well as national TF-CBT consultant.


December 11, 2019
December 13, 2019


Riley McCord


CU Boulder’s Institute of Behavioral Science
1440 15th Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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