08/21/2023 - 08/23/2023    
8:00 am - 12:30 pm

This event is full and registration has closed.


Please note, registration for the Introduction to TF-CBT Training also includes registration in the CE-CERT Overview Training on August 15, 2023 8:30-12:00 pm CST. Registration is located at the bottom of this page for both trainings.

Training Description:

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  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 CEUs are awarded for training participation. This training is offered in conjunction with consultation. Registration for training also requires 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 14 conference calls with approximately 8 participants on the call.

Training Prerequisites:

The following items must be completed prior to attending the training.

      1. Master’s level therapist or higher
      2. TF-CBT Web Training: TF-CBT Web Course  ($35-Must be completed before attending training. Submit completion certificate to OKTF-CBT@ouhsc.edu 
      3. View the Child and Adolescent Trauma Screen (CATS) webinar and complete the survey.
    1. Location:
      • This training will be held via Zoom
      • Participants must attend each morning.
      • Each participant is required to join on an individual computer equipped with a microphone and webcam.
      • Our team is working hard to ensure that sessions are interactive between trainers and participants, so we will be asking participants to join discussions and interactive activities.

The cost for participation in training and consultation is $800. Training is offered at no cost for therapists working for agencies contracting with the DMH (Department of Mental Health) on child trauma services. This cost includes all days of training, training materials and 6 months of consultation with a Nationally Trained TF-CBT Consultant.          

Consultation Requirements:

When you register for this training you are committing to participation in the consultation meetings following the training. Consultation completion is a requirement in order to be certification eligible. You will be required to attend a minimum of 9 consultation meetings with a TF-CBT National Consultant. During these bi-weekly meetings you will staff your identified TF-CBT cases with the consultant. Please only register for this training if you are prepared to participate in these meetings. You will receive additional information for time & dates of these meetings during the training. 


Continuing Education:

This training has been approved for 12 CEU credits with the Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health & the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers.


Elizabeth Risch, PhD, OUHSC Associate Professor, National TF-CBT Trainer
Amanda Mitten, MA, LPC, OUHSC Psychological Clinician, National TF-CBT Consultant
Natalie Gallo, M. Ed, LPC, OUHSC Pediatric Development Counselor, Nationally Certified TF-CBT Therapist


Please note, registration for the Introduction to TF-CBT Training also includes registration in the CE-CERT Overview Training on August 15, 2023 8:30-12:00 pm CST.


Virtual – Introduction to Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) Training