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TF-CBT Training Package

November 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - November 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Understanding and Assessing the Impact of Trauma on Children and Adolescents              November 14, 2018

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Training                                        November 15-16,2018

Location: Children’s Policy Council of Jefferson County                                                                         120 2nd Court North,     Birmingham, AL 35204

Led By Certified TF-CBT Trainer: Heather Risk, Psy.D.

Training Options and Fees:

Option 1:  Understanding and Assessing Trauma in Children and Adolescents Only

Date:  November 14, 2018 from 8:30-5:00

Price:  $100

Option 2:  TF-CBT Training (two days of training) and 12 consultation calls Only

Date: November 15-16, 2018 from 8:30-5:00 each day

Price:  $350

Option 3: (**Recommended Plan**) Understanding and Assessing Trauma in Children and Adolescents AND TF-CBT Training and 12 consultation calls

Date:  November 14-16, 2018 (8:30-5:00)

Price: Discounted Rate: $425


Understanding and Assessing the Impact of Trauma on Children and Adolescents

Traumatic events are unfortunately prevalent in our society.  Interpersonal violence, tragic accidents, disasters, grief and loss can impact victims in a variety of ways.  Trauma symptoms can appear complex and can be easily misdiagnosed.  During this presentation we will discuss how trauma impacts children and adolescents across a variety of domains of functioning (emotionally, behaviorally, cognitively, developmentally). This training provides participants with a solid foundation regarding the impact of trauma on children and adolescents, how to assess for trauma symptoms, and an understanding of the complex symptoms that a child may exhibit and how to clarify their diagnosis so that they receive the appropriate intervention.  This training also includes information regarding trauma informed assessments, including interview techniques and the administration of trauma informed assessments.  This full day training is open to any mental health professionals working with children and adolescents.  This day of training is not required to participate in TF-CBT Training, but is strongly encouraged for those therapists who will be participating the TF-CBT Training process.


Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents (ages 3-18) who are experiencing negative impacts following any type of traumatic event.  Through this training, therapists will learn how to implement the model with fidelity, how to assess for and identify trauma related symptoms, and how to know who is appropriate for this treatment.  There will be opportunities for consultation regarding actual cases, to discuss challenges, and to share successes as children and families progress through the healing process.  This training will include two days of training in TF-CBT and 12 consultation calls (1 hour each).  These are steps that are required to provide TF-CBT and to become a Certified TF-CBT Therapist. This training is for licensed mental health therapists who intend to complete all of the steps below (see prerequisites and requirements). Participants must have a masters degree or higher in psychology, social work, counseling, or a related field.  Graduate students in these programs or those working toward their license in these fields may be able to attend if they are receiving supervision from a licensed mental health professional.

The information below includes required prerequisites that need to be completed before the training, and what will be required/expected from participants throughout the process.  Please review all steps and ensure that you will be able to complete all requirements before registering.

TF-CBT Training Prerequisites:

  • Prior to the TF-CBT training, participants will need to complete the prerequisite online training at musc.edu/tfcbt2. This online training is $35 and CEU’s are available.  Please print and bring a copy of your certificate of completion to the first training.  This will be required to attend the training.  If you completed this training in the past that is acceptable.
  • Additionally, participants should begin reading Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents by Cohen, Mannarino, and Deblinger. This does not need to be complete before the training days, but should be complete before the completion of the calls.

TF-CBT Training Plan (all steps are required):

  • TF-CBT Training: This two-day training will include an overview of TF-CBT, case examples, demonstrations, and group discussions.  There will be opportunities to discuss your questions, ideas, and cases you are considering for this treatment.  Participants must attend the complete training to receive credit.
  • Consultation calls: Twelve consultation calls (to be scheduled) will provide an opportunity to discuss TF-CBT in more detail and discuss the implementation of TF-CBT with your cases. Each participant will be asked to present at least one case during the course of the calls.  This is nothing formal or anything to worry about! The participant will provide a brief summary of the case and then the group will discuss the case further.  Risk will provide the participants with a guide for the case presentations to help with the brief preparation that will be needed.

(Note:  If a participant wants to apply to be a certified TF-CBT therapist, they will need to attend at least 9 of the calls and present at least one case.  They must have at least one open TF-CBT case during each call, or the call will not count toward the 9 required.  See additional information regarding certification below.)

  • Fidelity monitoring: Participants will be asked to update a brief form once following each session of TF-CBT and to share this periodically with Dr. Risk.  This will help the trainer know what questions participants may be having and the training and consultation calls can be tailored to meet these needs.
  • Assessment: Therapists will be required to administer at least one measure of trauma symptoms with each client at baseline, mid-treatment, and post-treatment.  Information about possible assessment tools and how to administer will be provided at the training.
  • Implement TF-CBT: As soon as the two-day TF-CBT training is complete, you will be ready to begin implementing this treatment with children and adolescents!  This is an exciting treatment and the goal of this training is to provide each therapist with support as they begin this process.
  • A note about certification: This training plan will provide participants with the training and consultation required to implement TF-CBT with clients, as specified by the developers of TF-CBT.  Certification in TF-CBT is optional and is not required. However, it is encouraged that therapists who are interested apply to become certified, as this helps to communicate to clients and other providers who has completed training in TF-CBT.  Additional information regarding certification in TF-CBT can be found at tfcbt.org and will be discussed further in the training.


How to Register (limited space, first come/first served basis) : To register, please complete the online registration form at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/No7qneOYVtptLYSj1

When completing the registration form, please enter the following Training ID Code:  AL-NOV-2018

Do not share this code without permission.  The registration form must be completed by the participant, not a supervisor or administrator.

Registration Due Date:  October 29, 2018  –however, a few spaces are still available as of Oct. 30    

Payment: You can pay by check or credit card.

  • If you choose to pay by Check, please make sure the participant(s) name is clearly indicated on or with the check. Checks should be made out to: Children’s Policy Cooperative of Jefferson County and mailed to: TF-CBT Training, c/o CPC of Jefferson County, 120 2nd Court North, Birmingham, AL 35204.
  • Credit Card Payments:  May be made by clicking the Donation tab on the Children’s Policy Council of Jefferson County home page (www.jeffersoncountychildren.org).

Additional Details: This training is offered through The Children’s Policy Council of Jefferson County

For additional information, questions and details, please contact:

Jan Bell, CPC Executive Director at belljan@jccal.org




November 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am
November 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Jan Bell, MPH


Children’s Policy Council of Jefferson County
120 2nd Court North
Birmingham, AL 35204 United States
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