TCTY Training

The Treatment Collaborative for Traumatized Youth (TCTY) 2018 Class Information:

Please email Jennifer Boub, TCTY Program Coordinator, at to be added to the waitlist for 2020


 The ND Board of Counselor Examiners (NDBCE) & The ND Board of Social Work Examiners have approved this training for 13 CEU Credits

The Treatment Collaborative for Traumatized Youth (TCTY) utilizes a Learning Collaborative approach to disseminate evidence-based mental health interventions for traumatized youth and their families.  The TCTY Training Team believes that this model is the most effective means to promote successful implementation, adoption and spread of evidenced-based practices to benefit traumatized children and their families.

What is a Learning Collaborative?

The Learning Collaborative (LC) approach focuses on spreading, adopting, and adapting best practices across multiple settings and creating changes in organizations that promote the delivery of effective interventions and services.  The overall goal of a Learning Collaborative is to get results and to close the gap between usual practice and the best care for a specific topic.

A Learning Collaborative is a model that:
-  Focuses on adopting best practices in diverse service settings.
-  Emphasizes adult learning principles and interactive training methods
-  Encourages the participation of both clinicians and supervisors to enhance the opportunity for successful implementation.
-  Requires focused work to adopt TFCBT over the course of the 6 month training.

A Learning Collaborative is an ongoing process that:
-  Brings together mental health clinicians from diverse settings to learn, implement, and sustain evidence-based interventions
-  Enables participants to share and learn from their collective experiences and challenges.
-  Requires ongoing follow-up consultation activities (through phone and Internet).
-  Provides opportunities to practice new skills and share progress through the TCTY.

A Learning Collaborative is NOT:
-  A single or one-time training event.
-  Single-setting, single-site, or individual clinician-focused.
-  A model for implementing small changes within existing systems.

Why use this approach?

There are several important reasons for offering the Learning Collaborative approach to training.

1.  Many agencies struggle with adoption of new, evidence-based practices and are trying to overcome these challenges largely on their own, without sufficient resources.
2.  If we create a forum for the exchange of experiences and ongoing feedback, the learners will become each other’s teachers.
3.  We believe that the resulting improvements associated with the LC approach have the potential to propel the whole child trauma field forward.

How can I become involved in the Treatment Collaborative for Traumatized Youth?

The Learning Collaborative will provide training in an evidence-based mental health intervention called Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy.  This intervention is appropriate for the treatment of children who have experienced traumatic life events.  TF-CBT training is appropriate for supervisors and therapists that have a Master’s degree or higher.  There will be no exceptions to this requirement for TF-CBT training. It is essential that these individuals have considerable experience working with traumatized youth and have a case load of mostly youth. 

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