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

2-Day In-Person Conference
Thursday, April 13th, 2023
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM CST
Friday, April 14th, 2023
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM CST

5-Hour Telehealth Training (on Zoom)
Thursday, May 18th, 2023
8:30AM to 2:00PM


Clubhouse Hotel & Suites
4400 15th Ave S
Fargo ND 58103
(701) 282-5777

Training Cost

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

Application Process

Learning Collaborative Conference Packet has all the details of the 2023 Conference.

Click here to apply.  Applications due by January 12, 2023.

CEUs are available

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


A block of rooms will be available through the Clubhouse Hotel & Suites in Fargo, ND.