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Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Training & Consultation Calls 2020

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Training & Consultation Calls

Applications are currently being accepted through December 5, 2019. 

Dates:                   February 11-12, 2020

Location:             Embassy Suites by Hilton Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

Trainers:              Benjamin A. Sigel, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based form of therapy specifically adapted for children (ages 3-17) who have experienced trauma and who are having significant emotional and/or behavioral problems related to their traumatic life events. The goal of this in-person, two-day training is to prepare clinicians to begin the practice of TF-CBT. All training attendees are expected to participate in semi-monthly consultation calls for six months following the in-person training and make TF-CBT presentations of appropriate clients.

Learning Objectives:   As a result of this training, participants will:

  • Identify ways that traumatic experiences have the potential to impact child development and health throughout the lifespan.
  • Cite at least two key research studies that demonstrate the potential impacts of childhood trauma on the lifespan.
  • Explain why trauma-informed care is vital and distinguish between traditional mental health treatment and trauma-informed care.
  • Describe the nature of the research that supports the efficacy of TF-CBT.
  • Access and practice trauma-focused assessment tools.
  • Identify and define each component of the TF-CBT model.
  • Understand the rationale behind each TF-CBT component and be able to use at least 3 tools or strategies for each of the model’s components.
  • Recognize the importance of respectful and empowering client engagement in the treatment process.



Training Participants:  This training is for masters-level mental-health clinicians and graduate students who are working with a children’s advocacy center or children’s justice center to serve children (under 18 years of age) who have experienced trauma. The maximum training size is 36 participants, with a maximum of 12 participants per consultation call.  Participants of this training are required to complete the online TF-CBT web-based learning course in advance of the in-person training. The 11-hour, online course can be accessed at https://tfcbt2.musc.edu and click “register”. The cost is $35, and CEUs are provided. A certificate of completion of the online training must be submitted to WRCAC prior to attending the training. In addition, training attendees are expected to participate in semi-monthly consultation calls for six months following the in-person training and make TF-CBT presentations of appropriate clients.

Training Fees:  There is no fee to attend this training or participate in the consultation calls. WRCAC will provide two nights of lodging at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada for each participant.  Airfare, meals and all other travel expenses are the responsibility of the participant.

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Please provide the following information about yourself.

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2. In what setting(s) do you provide therapy? (check all that apply)
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3. Do you currently see clients who have experienced trauma? *This question is required.
7. Have you received previous training in TF-CBT? If yes, please describe.
8. Have you received training in any other evidence-based treatment for trauma? If yes, please describe.
9. Do you currently use an evidence-based assessment tool in serving clients who have experienced trauma?
IF YES TO ABOVE: What tool(s)?
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11. How are you connected to that CAC/CJC? *This question is required.
13. Which of the following best describes the communities you serve (check all that apply):
14. Do you provide services to Native American or Alaskan Native families or tribal communities?