Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


# of CE's: 12

1.2 IACET CE's

This intermediate level two-day training will provide an overview of the research which supports TF-CBT, the basic components of the TF-CBT model, comprehensive descriptions of how to implement each of these components, and numerous clinical case examples which illustrate how to implement the model with children from different age groups and cultural backgrounds.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course participants will be able to:
Day 1

  • Discuss the research supporting TF-CBT.
  • Identify each of the PRACTICE components.
  • Identify at least two interventions that can be used with parents (caretakers) as part of TF-CBT.
  • Describe at least two relaxation strategies with children.
  • Identify the basic elements of the cognitive triangle.
  • List at least two strategies to help children achieve better affective regulation.

    Day 2

  • List at least three methods of developing a trauma narrative with children.
  • Discuss how to implement TF-CBT with children of different ages.
  • Discuss how to implement TF-CBT with children and families from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Identify two methods of helping children to cognitively process trauma-related distortions.
  • List two steps of In Vivo Exposure.
  • Describe at least two reasons why conjoint sessions to share the trauma narrative should not be conducted

Intended Audience:

Invited PACTS cohort

Instructional Level:


Completion Requirements:

Prior to this 2-day session, participants must complete the online TF-CBT Web course, accessible at the website Participants must attend entire 2-day in-person presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits.