04/04/2018 - 04/05/2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Nicholson Tower - 5th Floor Conf Room A

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2 day Introduction to Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

04/04/2018 - 04/05/2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

Training Description:

The Introductory TF-CBT two-day training provides therapists with a comprehensive understanding of TF-CBT as well as hands-on practice opportunities. The training is designed to meet the introductory training requirements for the National TF-CBT Therapist Certification Program. 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 consultation. Registration for training requires also participating in consultation. Consultation is key in learning any new treatment model, as it provides case specific feedback and ideas from experts in the treatment. Consultation is provided through a series of 12 conference calls with approximately 8 participants on the call.


Training is offered at no cost for therapists working for agencies contracting with the DMH on child trauma services. For others interested in participating in training and consultation, the cost is $760.00.


To make payment by credit use this link.

If paying by check, please send to: 
Susan Schmidt
Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1100 NE 13th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Training is offered at no cost for therapists working for agencies contracting with the DMH on child trauma services. 

The training fee includes:

  • Training Materials
  • Series of 12 consultation conference calls with National TF-CBT Consultants
  • Access to the Oklahoma TF-CBT Website therapist resource area
  • 12.5 CEU’s
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Parking                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


Susan R. Schmidt, PhD, OUHSC Associate Professor, National TF-CBT Trainer Network Member

Elizabeth Risch, PhD, OUHSC Assistant Professor, National TF-CBT Consultant

Saba Shahid, PsyD, OUHSC Assistant Professor

Melissa Bernstein, PhD, OUHSC Postdoctoral Fellow

Training Prerequisites:

  1. Master’s level therapist or higher
  2. Licensed or under licensure supervision
  3. Completion of TF-CBT Web: TF-CBT Web Course

(Please bring a copy of your completion certificate to the training or submit prior to the training.)



Please fill out the forms below in their entirety and submit to enroll in this event.

*****NOTE: Supervisor Name and Email is for ODMHSAS Agencies only. Training participation requires permission by your agency's supervisor in charge of coordinating child trauma treatment services.

This event is fully booked.

2 day Introduction to Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy