This training is full and registration has closed.

Training Dates:

March 29-30, 2021 — 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
April 12-16, 2021 — 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Please note, this training is only open to invited inpatient providers. If you have not received an invitation to this training please visit our Training Page for additional opportunities. 

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:

Day 1: CE-CERT Overview

This training will provide a thorough overview on the Components for Enhancing Clinician Experience and Reducing Trauma (CE-CERT) model. Developed by Dr. Brian Miller, CE-CERT is a skills-based approach to improving provider well-being and effectiveness in working with traumatized clients. Drawing from what is known about trauma impacts and treatment, CE-CERT posits that secondary traumatic stress is not developed in response to mere exposure to others’ trauma stories, but occurs when feeling overwhelmed or helpless. In contrast to self-care strategies that require the individual to engage in a restorative practice after-work, the CE-CERT model proposes micro-interventions done throughout the day.

Day 2: Assessment of Trauma-Exposed Children

This training is designed to provide instruction and practice in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the UCLA PTSD Reaction Index (DSM-IV version).

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 Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

Day 4-6: Introduction to Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

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. 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 on Zoom.

Training Prerequisites:

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

  1. Master’s level therapist or higher
  2. Licensed or under licensure supervision
  3. TF-CBT Web Training: TF-CBT Web Course  ($35-Must be completed before attending training. Submit completion certificate to 

    This training will be held via Zoom.

    • Participants must attend each session.
    • 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.

    This training has been approved for 18 CEU credits with the Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health & the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers


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


    When registering select the option ” CE-CERT Overview & Introduction to TF-CBT”. Then select the date “March 29-30 & April 12-15, 2021” After you have registered you will be redirected to the OUHSC Payment website, from there you can select “Waived Registration Fees”.