Introduction to TF-CBT

 

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.

The training requires a Master’s level degree or enrollment in a Master’s level program.  Click here for online pre-course requirements.


2020 Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral  Training Dates in Columbus, Ohio:

  • May 28-29

  • August 13-14

  • October 1-2

  • December 3-4


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.

This 2-day training prepares clinicians to begin the practice of Trauma-Focused CBT.

Training is 9:00AM – 4:00PM each day.  The training is approved for 11 CEUs (5.5 each day) for Ohio Social Workers and Counselors, in addition to CEUs earned for online pre-course requirements.  Attendees not licensed in Ohio will submit certificates to their state’s licensing board.


Training Objectives

  • 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 so 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.
  • Identify and define each component of the TF-CBT model.
  • Recognize the importance of respectful and empowering client engagement in the treatment process.
  • 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.
  • Access and practice trauma focused assessment tools.

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 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.  


Ohio Children’s Alliance offers TF-CBT training with grant support from RALI Ohio and the CareSource Foundation.  The Ohio Children’s Alliance is among other statewide associations doing our part to reduce opioid abuse and help with addiction recovery.

RALI Ohio also assists the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, the Public Children’s Services Association of Ohio, the VFW, LifeCare Alliance and others, to help provide meaningful programs and education to the families and individuals we serve.

The CareSource Foundation provides grants to nonprofits who are working to eliminate poverty, provide services to low and moderate-income families, build healthier communities and develop innovative approaches to address significant social issues.  Since launching in 2006, the Foundation has awarded more than 1,500 grants and invested over $19 million into nonprofits throughout Ohio who are working to eliminate poverty, build healthier communities and develop innovative approaches to address significant social issues.



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