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TF-CBT 2-Day Training & 12 Consultation Calls

February 27, 2017 @ 8:45 am - February 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
(TF-CBT) Training and Implementation Support

February 27-28, 2017
8:45am – 5:00pm


This two-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. TF-CBT Training Colorado Feb 2017


The workshop will take place at the Institute for Behavioral Science:
1440 15th St, Boulder, CO 80309 (https://goo.gl/maps/c8jcFAeGKsB2)

The cost of the training is $725 for 2-day training and 12 case consultation calls.
Please pay by check to:

Best Practices for Youth & Families, LLC
PO Box 6020
Boulder, CO 80306-6020
Or visit ebpti.org to pay by credit card.
Please contact us to learn about group discounts (10+ people)

– There is metered parking on the South side of University Ave. between 13th and 15th (see map link above). You can pay with cash or credit and park for up to 4 hours then renew your ticket at lunchtime. 4 hours is $5. Note that the spaces are back-in only.

– We also have a limited number of free parking passes available so we encourage you to carpool. Someone will be outside the building on 15th street to give out these parking passes on a first-come first-served basis and let you know where you can park.

  • Consult calls are used to support providers using TF-CBT in their own practice following training.
  • 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 bi-monthly for 6 months.
  • Consultation calls are required for TF-CBT national certification eligibility (https://www.tfcbt.org).

Preparation and Sign Up
We ask that participants complete the following before training:

  • TF-CBT Registration and Pre-Training Survey (“Register Now” link below) Should take 20 minutes to complete, helps the trainers get to know participants
  • TF-CBT web course (http://tfcbt.musc.edu/)
    Free course that offers 10 CEUs upon completion


Please contact info@ebpti.org if you have any questions about training, consultation, preparatory work, or web-based registration.

Trainer Biographies

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 on the faculty at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and her clinical and research interests focus on the impact of child abuse and trauma exposure on children’s psychosocial and emotional adjustment and the implementation of evidence-based, trauma-focused interventions in community service settings. She is the Director of the Evidence-Based Practice Training Initiative and conducts federally funded intervention research on TF-CBT and co-leads SAMHSA funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network with Dr. Shipman. Dr. Fitzgerald is an expert in TF-CBT and Abuse-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She regularly conducts trainings and provides consultation for these models nationally and internationally.

About 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. 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.


TF-CBT Components

     Psychoeducation and Parenting Strategies
     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 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


February 27, 2017 @ 8:45 am
February 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Best Practices for Youth & Families, LLC


Institute for Behavioral Science
1440 15th Street
Boulder, CO 80309 United States
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