Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training
Please note that we routinely received triple the number of applications than we have space for in a training. If you need training sooner than we can provide, we recommend looking at the list of nationwide trainings available through the TF-CBT website.
The NCAC is proud to sponsor free training with consultation in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). This training is for eligible mental health practitioners to support the provision of high-quality mental health services for children adversely impacted by child maltreatment and other traumas. TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment that effectively reduces or eliminates posttraumatic symptoms in most children and adolescents. TF-CBT is a Model Program as recognized by the federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration due to extensive quality research that supports its effectiveness in improving the lives of children and adolescents.
This TF-CBT training is designed for mental health practitioners with a master’s degree or higher in a mental health discipline, a permanent professional license, and who currently provide therapy services to children aged 3-18. Additionally, practitioners must work at a Children's Advocacy Center or through a linkage agreement with a Children's Advocacy Center. It is only available to licensed mental health practitioners in the United States, US Territories, and local Tribal Nations, and is provided in English. If you need interpretation or any other accommodation to participate in this training, please contact Meredith Wilkes.
Participants in this training will learn the fundamentals of assessing trauma, techniques of TF-CBT, and strategies to engage the non-offending caregiver(s) in the therapy process with their children. This training provides an opportunity for participants to fulfill two key criteria for national certification in the model. It also can be applied toward the National Children’s Alliance Standards for Accreditation, specifically 06 Mental Health, Essential Component A.
This project is supported by Grant No. 2020-CI-FX-K001 awarded to the National Children’s Advocacy Center by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.