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TF-CBT 2-Day Training & 12 Consultation Calls

May 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - May 22, 2018 @ 4:30 pm


Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)                   2-Day Training & 12 Consultation Calls

Sponsored by the Child HELP Partnership


DATE: Monday May 21, 2018 and Tuesday May 22, 2018

TIME: 9:00am to 4:30pm

LOCATION: Room: D’Angelo Center 207
                  St. John’s University
                  8000 Utopia Parkway
                  Queens, NY 11439


                                               Executive Director, Child HELP Partnership
                                               Professor of Psychology, St. John’s University


COST:  $700 for the 2-day session and 12 consultation calls


TO REGISTER: contact Lauren Euell, Administrator
Child HELP Partnership


Who’s invited? All therapists, clinicians, & students are welcome.

Note: A Master’s degree in a clinical field is required for certification in the model.

Why? Here’s a unique opportunity for training to add TF-CBT to your toolkit and/or use it to inform your current practices.

What is TF-CBT? TF-CBT (Cohen et al., 2006) is an intervention that was developed for traumatized children with PTSD and their non-offending caregivers. Treatment is divided into three phases: coping skills (i.e., affect identification and regulation for children, affect regulation and parent training for caregivers), trauma narrative, and conjoint sessions to share the narrative and develop ongoing safety plans. Treatment is designed to reduce trauma-related mental health problems, including children’s PTSD, depression, and externalizing behavior problems.

The evidence supporting the efficacy of TF-CBT is impressive. To date, Cohen and colleagues have published over 12 randomized controlled trials (e.g., Cohen et al., 2006; Cohen, Mannarino, & Iyangar, 2011; Cohen, Mannarino, & Murray, 2012) with preschoolers, children, and adolescents who have been sexually abused and more recently, exposed to intimate partner and ongoing violence. In a series of multi-site trials with over 300 participants from urban and rural settings, TF-CBT treatment effects included significant reductions in children’s PTSD, depressive symptoms, and externalizing behaviors (Cohen, Deblinger, Mannarino, & Steer, 2004; Cohen, Mannarino, & Knudsen, 2005). And that’s just the beginning.

Training in TF-CBT includes: completion of the TF-CBT web-based training (https://tfcbt2.musc.edu/) , attendance at a 2-day learning session, and participation in 12 consultation calls in which cases are presented and discussed.



May 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am
May 22, 2018 @ 4:30 pm


Lauren Euell, Administrator Child HELP Partnership


St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway; D'Angelo Center Room 207
Queens, NY 11439 United States
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