Requirements and What to Expect
For those attending the TF-CBT, two day training:
o Prior to the TF-CBT training, participants will need to complete the prerequisite online training at
www.musc.edu/tfcbt.Please email a copy of this certificate to Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
at least 48 hours prior to the training. This will be required to attend the training. This online training is $35 and CEU’s are available. If you completed the online training in the past, that is acceptable. Please print and bring a copy of your certificate of completion to the first training.
o Additionally, participants should begin reading Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents by Cohen, Mannarino, and Deblinger (2nd edition is preferred, but 1st edition is acceptable). This does not need to be complete before the training days, but should be complete before the completion of the calls.
Training Plan (all steps are required unless otherwise noted):
o TF-CBT Training: This expanded, three-day training will include an overview of TF-CBT, trauma-informed assessment, case examples, demonstrations, problem solving of clinical challenges, and group discussions. There will be opportunities to discuss your questions, ideas, and cases you are considering for this treatment. Participants must attend the complete training to receive credit.
o Consultation calls: Twelve consultation calls (to be scheduled) will provide an opportunity to discuss TF-CBT in more detail and discuss the implementation of TF-CBT with your cases. Each participant will be asked to present at least one case during the course of the calls. This is nothing formal or anything to worry about! The participant will provide a brief summary of the case and then the group will discuss the case further. Dr. Risk will provide the participants with a guide for the case presentations to help with the brief preparation that will be needed.
(Note: To provide TF-CBT, a therapist needs to complete at least 9 of the calls (or be active in a current call group) and present at least one case. They must have at least one open TF-CBT case during each call, or the call will not count toward the 9 required.)
o Fidelity monitoring: Participants will be asked to update a brief form following each session of TF-CBT. This will help the trainer know what questions participants may be having and the training and consultation calls can be tailored to meet these needs
o Assessment: Therapists will be required to administer at least one measure of trauma symptoms with each client at baseline, mid-treatment, and post-treatment. Information about possible assessment tools and how to administer will be provided at the training.
o Implement TF-CBT: As soon as the two-day TF-CBT training is complete, you will be ready to begin implementing this treatment with children and adolescents! This is an exciting treatment and the goal of this training is to provide each therapist with support as they begin this process.
A note about certification: This training plan will provide participants with the training and consultation required to implement TF-CBT with clients, as specified by the developers of TF-CBT. Certification in TF-CBT is optional and is not required. However, it is encouraged that therapists who are interested apply to become certified, as this helps to communicate to clients and other providers who has completed training in TF-CBT. Additional information regarding certification in TF-CBT can be found at www.tfcbt.org and will be discussed further in the training.