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Virtual TF-CBT Training Registration Form

Please complete this registration form if you would like to attend one of the upcoming rounds of TF-CBT Training, which will be conducted virtually via Zoom. Please indicate your preference below. If the training is full before you register, you will be notified that you are on a waiting list. Participants must attend a full round of training to receive credit or to provide TF-CBT to clients. The small group consultation calls will be scheduled following the training.

The December and January training sessions are filled but we are accepting waitlist registrations. We will email you if there are any openings as well as when future classes are scheduled.

Please review the separate TF-CBT Training Requirements document at the following link before completing the following Registration Form and save this for future reference. This includes additional requirements due to the virtual format:

Payment information is included below.

For questions, please email Carolyn, the Administrative Assistant, at

For a copy of the announcement flyer click here:

This training is approved for 16 CE hours by the Kentucky Boards of Psychology and Social Work.

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Payment and Training Options
Payment Options

After submitting this registration, you have two options for payment.You can pay online at www.heatherriskandassociates.com and click "Registration". Or you can mail a check to Heather Risk & Associates, 230 North Limestone, Suite 100 Lexington, Kentucky 40507. Please make sure your name is included with your payment. Payment must be received by the due date.

TF-CBT Training Requirements

There are prerequisites to be able to attend the TF-CBT Training. There are also several requirements that participants must commit to through the training process. Please review all of the information below. By registering, you are committing to all of the steps (except where optional as noted). This information is also included on this document:
Please save this for future reference.

Requirements and What to Expect

For those attending the TF-CBT, two day training:

Prerequisite 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 mcdowell@heatherriskandassociates.com at least 72 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.
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.

Virtual Training Modifications

Due to COVID-19, the TF-CBT Developers are temporarily allowing the initial two-day TF-CBT Training to be conducted virtually. There are some changes and additional requirements with this format:

  • We will be dividing the two-day training into four half-day trainings.

  • Participants must attend ALL segments of the training, in full, to receive any credit or be allowed to provide the therapy with clients. There are no exceptions to this.

  • The virtual training will be conducted through Zoom and participants must have their video turned on and be visible for the complete training.

  • No recording or photographs of the presentation, videos, case examples, or discussion, or any other aspects are allowed.

  • There will be interactive activities and participants must participate.

  • Although not required, you may want to have headphones available if you are in a location where others may overhear or walk in. We will be discussing case examples and traumatic events that others should not overhear.