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Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Basic Training

October 27 - October 30


Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Basic Training


Date:   Oct 27 – Oct 30, 2020

Time: 12:00 – 3:35 EASTERN time each day

Cost:  $400 per person, inclusive of Basic TF training and 12 consultation calls

Registration links: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oct-27-virtual-trauma-focused-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-basic-training-tickets-124646957405


Virtual event. We will use the Zoom platform, and an invitation will be sent to registrants closer to the conference.

Virtual requirements:

1) Participants must have a device that allows for both audio and visual transmission

2) Participants must be visible on the screen for the full training (minus planned breaks, of course!)


– Registration closes 24 hours before the start of the training

– Full refunds for cancellation are awarded up to 7 days before the start of the training


Must complete the TF-CBT web-based learning course prior to this 2-day training.

– TF-CBTweb can be found at https://tfcbt2.musc.edu/

– This web-based training provides 11 CEs and costs an additional $35

– You will be asked to upload your completion certificate prior to checking in to the 2-day training.  You can upload it at www.tfcbtconsulting.com.  Click on the Registration section and upload the file.

– The completion certificate does not expire. If you completed the course XX years ago, just print out a copy of your certificate and present it to the trainer.


Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a heavily researched, evidence-based form of therapy designed to treat children who have experienced a traumatic event and struggle with subsequent emotional and/or behavioral problems. The model treats children with an array of trauma histories, including children with multiple and complex traumas in their lives. To learn more about TF-CBT, please visit: https://tfcbt.org/

This course is designed for mental health professionals who work with children who have experienced trauma. It is an intermediate level course.

4 Day Agenda
Day 1
12:00 PM Intro to childhood trauma/PTSD
1:40 PM Intro to  TF-CBT
3:05 PM Psychoeducation
3:35 PM END
Day 2
12:00 PM Parenting
1:40 PM Relaxation
2:10 PM Affect
2:50 PM Cognitive
3:35 PM END
Day 3
12:00 PM Cognitive (continued)
12:50 PM Intro to Trauma Narrative
1:40 PM Trauma Narrative and Processing (continued)
2:55 PM Trauma Narrative and Processing (continued)
3:35 PM END
Day 4
12:00 PM Trauma Narrative and Processing (continued)
12:45 PM BREAK
12:55 PM Conjoint sessions
1:25 PM In vivo
2:05 PM Enhancing safety
2:35 PM Graduation and Secondary Traumatic Stress
3:05 PM Calls and certification
3:35 PM END


Trainer: Alicia Meyer, Ph.D.

Dr. Meyer is a nationally certified TF-CBT trainer. She is the Executive Director of a non-profit agency devoted to the assessment and treatment of traumatized children. She is also the former Director of Mental Health at multiple Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) and an expert in trauma informed care for children. She often teaches these principles to community providers, the courts, child protection agencies, and States Attorneys. Her particular areas of expertise include child maltreatment and healthy parenting practices, and she conducts forensic assessments related to these issues. She is also often called upon to provide expert witness testimony to the courts.

Please contact Dr. Meyer at tfcbt@aliciasplace.org or 301-351-7257 for questions about the course or to make ADA accommodation requests.

Training Objectives:

  1. Identify at least 3 ways that trauma impacts child development
  2. Be able to reference at least 3 pieces of research discussing the evidence supporting the use of TF-CBT
  3. Identify and describe the rationale for each component of the TF-CBT model
  4. Describe 2-3 strategies to accomplish the goals of the Stabilization phase
  5. Describe 2-3 strategies to accomplish the goals of the Trauma Narrative phase
  6. Describe 2-3 strategies to accomplish the goals of the Integration phase


– Psychologists: 13 CEs. Alicia’s Place is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alicia’s Place maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

– Social Workers: Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) 2-Day Training, Course #2699, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Alicia’s Place as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 10/16/2019 – 10/16/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 11.5 Clinical Practice & 1.5 Ethics continuing education credits.

– A completion certificate is provided to the trainee at the conclusion of the 2-day training. In order to receive this completion certificate:

o Participants must fully attend all training days

o Complete and turn in a course evaluation


Listed here are the criteria to become a certified TF-CBT therapist: https://tfcbt.org/tf-cbt-certification-criteria/. This 2-day training and subsequent consultation calls meet some of the certification requirements, but please note other steps are necessary before receiving TF-CBT certification. Although encouraged and generally beneficial to therapists and their organizations, certification is optional.

Consultation calls:

At the end of the 2-day training, participants will be asked to sign up for a consultation call group. There is no extra charge for these calls, as it is included in your registration fee. Generally, therapists participate in one consultation call per month for a period of 12 months. Occasionally, groups can request two consultation calls per month for 6 months. The consultation calls occur on Mondays and Tuesdays for one hour between the hours of 10:00 and 2:00 Eastern Standard Time. If you cannot make these calls then you will be responsible for finding and funding another avenue to meet this certification requirement.



Alicia Meyer, Ph.D.


Virtual Training
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