2020 Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training.  This 2-day training prepares clinicians to begin the practice of Trauma-Focused CBT.  See below for links to Certification criteria.

Training is 9:00AM – 4:00PM each day.  The event qualifies for 11 CEUs (5.5 each day) for Ohio Social Workers and Counselors, in addition to CEUs earned for online pre-course requirements.

2-Day Registration Fee – $250
Includes venue, all onsite training materials, access to trainer’s shared resources. Options for low-cost breakfast and lunch buffets available.

2020 Training Dates in Columbus, Ohio:

  • May 28-29

  • August 13-14

  • October 1-2

  • December 3-4

TF-CBT CERTIFICATION Criteria and online course Pre-requisite Available Here

Post training consultation calls available through this trainer for an additional fee* after completion of onsite training.
*Consultation fee is $300 with this trainer, and includes 9-12 consultation calls.  

Evidence-Based Therapy for Children

Overview: This 2-day training program prepares therapists and clinicians to use an innovative and evidence-based form of therapy for children.  Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or TF-CBT, is specifically adapted for children who have experienced trauma and who are having significant emotional and/or behavioral problems related to their traumatic life events.

What is TF-CBT?
TF-CBT is a psychosocial treatment model designed to treat post-traumatic stress and related emotional and behavioral problems in children. Initially developed to address the psychological trauma associated with child sexual abuse, the model has been adapted for use with children who have a wide array of traumatic experiences, including domestic violence, traumatic loss, and the often multiple psychological traumas experienced by children prior to foster care placement.  Learn more about TF-CBT.

About the Trainer
The training is conducted by Kristine Buffington, MSW, LISW-S, a certified TF-CBT trainer. Kristine is considered an expert in trauma informed care and trains providers, courts, agencies, and therapists nationwide in TF-CBT under the direction of Judith Cohen, MD and Anthony Mannarino, Ph.D., the developers of this treatment model. Kristine served as Chair of the Ohio Department of Mental Health Child Trauma Task Force Training and Evidence Based Practices Committee. She is a former member and past chair of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Juvenile Delinquency Committee.

TF-CBT Training with Ohio Children’s Alliance is Supported By

Telehealth and COVID-19 Coding and Documentation: What Community Mental Health Agencies Need to Know

Thursday, March 26 | 10:00AM-12:00PM

GoToWebinar | Register HERE

This is your opportunity to learn the ropes of providing Medicaid reimbursable Telehealth services to your clients under the new flexible Ohio Department of Medicaid guidelines.  This will focus on the billing, coding, and documentation aspect of Teleheath under the new ODM policies.

Meet the Trainer: Diane Zucker

Ms. Diane Zucker, M.Ed., CCS-P, is a health care management and reimbursement consultant with more than 39 years in health care, with the past thirty-one as a consultant.  With her Masters degree in Education, Ms. Zucker has hands experience in practice management, physician and office staff training, CPT and ICD coding and reimbursement, compliance reviews, AR and insurance assessment.   As a certified procedural coder, she supports practices with both “routine” coding issues, to operative note and specialty service review and compliance reviews.

44th Annual Spring Conference

April 20-21, 2020

Currently Postponed | More details to be announced

Keynote Speakers and Breakout Session Tracks Featuring System of Care coordination with OhioMHAS resources, Ohio Education initiatives featuring the strategic plan: Each Child, Our Future, and including many sessions for Leaders, Trauma-Informed Care, Behavioral Health, Foster Care and Adoption, FFPSA updates, and much much more!

Planning to submit a TIC Summit Workshop Proposal? Download current required Presenter Disclosure Form HERE. (also available for download in the online Proposal Submission form).

Save the Date for the Hope 4 the Wounded 2020 Conference!

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Watch for more information, including keynote, sponsorship and attendee registration links!

Save the Date for our 2020 Fall Conference! 

October 19-20, 2020

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