Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Learning Collaborative

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT; Cohen, Deblinger & Mannarino, 2004) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents ages 3–18. TF-CBT integrates cognitive behavioral techniques with trauma-specific interventions.

The model has been researched in numerous randomized clinical trials and is considered the “best practice” model for reducing traumatized children’s emotional and behavioral problems. Children and families who receive TF-CBT meet weekly with a therapist, both individually and jointly. The treatment typically lasts 12–20 sessions.

This is training uses the learning collaborative model, which requires ongoing consultation activities (e.g., calls). This is not a single event training. Trainees will attend an in-person 2-day intensive training, a virtual 5-hour telehealth training, and then participate in 6 months of bi-weekly consultations calls where clinicians play an interactive role as they staff TF-CBT cases, and receive support and guidance as they begin to deliver TF-CBT to youth.

Dates and Times

TF-CBT Learning Collaborative
April 4th & 5th, 2024 (in person)

Telehealth Delivery of TF-CBT
April 25th 9:00am – 12:30pm (zoom)

Application is estimated to open in December 2023

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Radisson Blu
201 5th St S
Fargo ND 58102

Training Cost

Tuition for this training is being sponsored by the ND Department of Health and Human Services – Behavioral Health Division. However, you will be responsible for the cost of online pre-work, transportation, lodging, and meals.

Application Process

TF-CBT Learning Collaborative Training Brochure will be released with more information in December 2023.

CEUs are available

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