Dates
March 2020

Location
TBD

Training Cost
TBD – Includes in-person training, consultation calls, manual, access to resources

Trainer

Tricia Meyers, PhD

Continuing Education

  • ND Social Work CEUs
  • ND Counselors CEUs
  • ND Psychologist CEUs

Lodging

Room Block: TBD

Meals

  • Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided in the morning.
  • Beverages and snacks will be provided in the afternoon.
  • Lunch on your own.

Application Process

  1. Complete the training application to be considered for the TF-CBT Learning Collaborative Cohort.
  2. Your application will be reviewed by the training team and you will be notified whether you are accepted.
  3. Accepted clinicians will be given prework to complete for the training.
Download Application

Email Jennifer Boub at jboub@pcand.org to be added to 2020 training list.

TF-CBT Learning Collaborative Training Details

The TCTY is committed to conducting and facilitating trainings on trauma-specific and evidence-based screening, assessment, and treatments and supporting professionals working with individuals impacted by trauma.

Our Goal

To help address the biopsychosocial needs of children and adolescents with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other problems related to traumatic life experiences, along with their parents or primary caregivers.

TF-CBT is a clinic-based, individual, short-term treatment that involves individual sessions with the child and parent, but includes joint sessions as well. TF-CBT is a model of treatment that combines trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral therapy. Children and caregivers are provided knowledge and skills related to processing the trauma, managing distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and enhancing safety, parenting skills, and family communication.

TF-CBT should be provided to those children who have significant behavioral or emotional problems that are related to traumatic life events, even if they do not meet full diagnostic criteria for PTSD. Treatment results in improvements in the child and caregiver’s PTSD symptoms as well as improvements in the child’s depression, anxiety, behavior problems, sexualized behaviors, trauma-related shame, interpersonal trust, and social competence.

A series of scientific studies have demonstrated the superiority of TF-CBT over various other treatments for children and adolescents ages 3–18 who have experienced multiple traumas, and those positive results were maintained over time. TF-CBT has proven to be effective in improving:

  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Externalizing behaviors
  • Sexualized behavior
  • Feelings of shame
  • Mistrust

The parental component of TF-CBT increases the positive effects of TF-CBT for children by improving parents’ own levels of depression, emotional distress about their children’s abuse, support of the child, and parenting practices.

What’s Included

  • Two days of in-person training on TF-CBT by Certified TF-CBT Trainer
  • Six months of consultation and support from the trainers
  • Twelve consultation calls (biweekly over 6 months at 60 minutes each)
  • Treatment resources: TF-CBT manual, TF-CBT training materials, worksheets and handouts for implementing TF-CBT
  • Assessment materials: TSCC/TSCYC assessments and scoring
  • CEUs for in-person training (approximately 12–16 hours)
  • Certificates of completion: TF-CBT training and TCTY Rostered TF-CBT Clinician

TCTY Rostered TF-CBT Clinician Requirements

  • Complete TF-CBT web training prior to in-person training
  • Attend two days of in-person training on TF-CBT by Certified TF-CBT Trainer
  • Attend and participate in 10 of 12 consultation calls
  • Start implementing TF-CBT with two cases
  • Present two cases on consultation calls
  • Complete pre- and post-assessment outcomes and submit to TCTY
  • Be a licensed clinician (LCSW, LICSW, LAPC, LPC, LPCC, LP)