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TF-CBT 2-Day Training

March 7 @ 8:00 am - March 8 @ 4:00 pm


Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Traumatized Children and Their Families

TF-CBT Pittsburgh 2019 brochure

Thursday and Friday, March 7 & 8, 2019

George J. Magovern, MD Conference Center
Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212-4772


Conference  Co-directors:

Anthony P. Mannarino, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Drexel University College of Medicine
Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Judith Cohen, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Medical Director, Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Registration Information

The registration fee includes conference materials, CE credits and continental breakfast, break,
refreshments and lunch both days.
Fee:                        $250

Deadline:               March 1, 2019

After this date, registrations will be taken on a space available basis.

To Register: To register online, please visit the Allegheny General Hospital Continuing Medical Education website at www.aghcme.org ; select Conference Schedule from the left menu and scroll down to locate the conference.


Training Prerequisite:

Participants are required to complete the online training course “TF-CBT Web2.0” available at https://tfcbt2.musc.edu  prior to attending the in-person training.  Participants must bring their certificate of completion for the web-based course to the March 7-8 training.


Conference Overview:

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), developed by Judith Cohen, Anthony Mannarino, and Esther Deblinger, is an empirically supported treatment for children and families exposed to traumatic life events. This two-day training will provide an intensive review of all of the TF-CBT treatment components, with a specific focus on clinical implementation strategies.


Intended Audience and Conference Objectives:

This conference is intended for mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors, and licensed nurses.
At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss the empirical support for TF-CBT
  • Describe the problems addressed by TF-CBT and the core values of this treatment model
  • Recognize the importance of parents/caretakers as part of the TF-CBT treatment model
  • Describe relaxation skills, affective modulation, and cognitive coping as ways to enhance self-regulation
  • Relate the importance of the trauma narration and cognitive processing of the trauma in TF-CBT
  • Discuss the role of safety education and safety planning in the TF-CBT mode



AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Allegheny General Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE for Psychologists

Approved for 12.0 credits by the Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association. Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE for Social Workers

Social Workers may claim credits for attending educational courses and programs delivered by pre-approved providers, such as the American Psychological Association (refer to CE for Psychologists above). For verification, please refer to Continuing Education Regulations § 47.36 #(6) (ix) found at www.dos.state.pa.us/social.  Certificates of attendance will be awarded following the conference provided a completed evaluation form is submitted.


TF-CBT Consultation Call Series: 

An opportunity to sign-up to participate in a TF-CBT Consultation Call Series will be made available during the 2-day training. The cost has yet to be determined.


Conference Location, Accommodations, and Parking:

George J. Magovern, MD Auditorium Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212-4772

Parking is available at the James Street Garage for a discounted rate of $5.00

Hotel  Accommodations
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Residence Inn Pittsburgh North Shore located at 574 West General Robinson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

The room rate is $134.00 + tax; $27 for self parking. To make phone reservations, please call 412-321-2099

Pittsburgh International Airport – PIT 1 (412) 472-3525


March 7 @ 8:00 am
March 8 @ 4:00 pm


Allegheny General Hospital -Continuing Medical Education
(412) 359-4952


Allegheny General Hospital – Magovern Conference Center
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4772 United States
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