TF-CBT Training Information

Here you will find information for all of our trainings. Follow the link at the bottom of the page to access our training registration page.  

Introduction to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a short-term, evidence-based treatment for children, ages 3 to 18, who have experienced trauma and their caregivers. This components-based psychotherapy model incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive-behavioral, family and humanistic principles. TF-CBT is empirically supported for use with youth impacted by trauma and co-occurring mental health problems. It is designated as a Model Program by SAMHSA and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and has received the highest scientific rating as a Well-Supported Effective Practice by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare.

The Introductory TF-CBT two-day training provides therapists with a comprehensive understanding of TF-CBT as well as hands-on practice opportunities. This training, which is conducted by approved national TF-CBT trainers, is designed to meet the National TF-CBT Certification Program Introductory TF-CBT Training requirement. Introductory trainings are limited to 30 participants to support a personalized learning experience. 12.5 CEUs are awarded for training participation.

This training is offered in conjunction with TF-CBT phone consultation. Following completion of the Introductory TF-CBT training, therapists will participate in a series of 12 one-hour TF-CBT consultation calls to support model learning and application. Detailed information on the consultation process and requirements is provided in the Consultation Info Sheet-1.

Training Prerequisites

  1. Master’s level therapist or higher OR in graduate level psychology training program
  2. Completion of TF-CBT Web training

Training Fee

The Introductory TF-CBT Training and Consultation Package cost is $760. Registration fees are waived for ODMHSAS Hope and Resilience contracted agency therapists.

Introductory Psychological Assessment of Children Exposed to Trauma

This half day training is designed to provide instruction and practice in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Child and Adolescent Trauma Screen – CATS (DSM-5). Training participants will learn techniques for integrating assessment results into therapeutic sessions with caregivers and children. Specific  instruction will be provided in the incorporation of assessment findings into TF-CBT.

Also covered in this training will be methods for tailoring treatment plans to assessment results and using on-going assessment to track treatment progress. Additional measures to assess for child trauma and associated posttraumatic stress symptoms will be briefly highlighted. 4.5 CEUs are awarded for training participation.

Training Prerequisite

  • Master’s level therapist or higher OR in graduate level psychology training program

Training Fee

The cost for this training is $100. Registration fees are waived for ODMHSAS Hope and Resilience contracted agency therapists.

Advanced TF-CBT Conference

This annual two‐day conference in early May provides therapists with extended training in the application of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF‐CBT). It is designed for therapists who previously completed a two‐day introductory TF‐CBT training and are actively implementing the model in their therapeutic work. Various interactive workshops by multiple presenters will be offered. Participants will have the opportunity to select sessions meeting their specific therapeutic interests. 12 CEUs are awarded for training participation.

Examples of previous conference offerings include:

  • TF-CBT applications for young children and adolescents
  • Managing sexual behavior problems in TF-CBT
  • Incorporating family culture and spirituality into the TF-CBT healing process
  • Engaging and working with caregivers in TF-CBT
  • Teaching the Triangle: Making the cognitive triangle engaging and fun in session
  • Navigating the trauma narrative: Skills practice in narrative draft development
  • Strategies for supervising TF-CBT therapists
  • Top 10 tips for being a highly successful TF-CBT therapist

Advanced TF-CBT Training Prerequisites

  • Master’s level therapist or higher OR in graduate level psychology training program
  • Completion of TF‐CBT Web
  • Completion of 2‐day Introductory TF‐CBT Training.

Advanced TF-CBT Training Fee

The Advanced TF-CBT Conference cost is $200. Registration fees are waived for  ODMHSAS Hope and Resilience contracted agency therapists, OKDHS Youth and Family Services – TF-CBT Training Program therapists, and OUHSC Project Making Medicine therapists.

Advanced TF-CBT – Early Childhood Initiative

As part of a collaboration between the ODMHSAS SOC-2 Grant and OUHSC, Oklahoma TF-CBT is now offering a full-day advanced training dedicated to early childhood trauma assessment and TF-CBT. The training will be offered in both the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metro areas to increase accessibility to therapists. This training is only offered to therapists who have already attended the 1-day Trauma Focused Assessment Training and the 2-day Introduction to TF-CBT.

Training Fee:

This training will be at no cost to attending therapists as it is sponsored by a grant.

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