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NCA Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Basic Learning Community

Training Overview

This will be an interactive and participatory virtual training experience with pre-work and action period assignments that build participants’ skills at implementing TF-CBT with children and families with fidelity and clinical competence. Clinicians will receive a training packet which will be mailed to them, private online access to over 800 downloadable clinical resources for TF-CBT, access to a private TF-CBT Clinical Discussion Forum with other participants and includes 12 group consultation calls.

Please Note: Training packets will be mailed on 11/14/23 to participants who have paid their registration in full and have provided their mailing address below. If we do not receive this information by 11/14, you will be responsible for downloading and printing these materials for yourself from the handouts.

Pre-Training Assignments are due November 21, 2023. It is important that participants complete all Pre-Training Assignments to maximize their learning during training, which will focus on applying those concepts. The first of 12 group consultation calls will be held on Tuesday, November 14 at 2 pm EST. Join using this link: https://zoom.us/j/4834429186

Attendees should have an active caseload appropriate for TF-CBT and be ready to apply the model. Supervisors are welcome to attend training; however, if they are not carrying their own active TF-CBT cases, they will not meet the criteria to seek national certification.

At the conclusion of this TF-CBT training, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate which cases would benefit from TF-CBT and successfully engage families in treatment
  • Create session agendas and structure TF-CBT sessions to meet fidelity standards
  • Explain how to integrate gradual exposure into every TF-CBT session
  • Support children and teens in developing skills that enhance coping and symptom reduction in the aftermath of trauma
  • Support caregivers in developing coping skills and parenting strategies for responding to children’s therapeutic needs in the aftermath of trauma
  • Apply and implement the PRACTICE components of TF-CBT with families impacted by trauma

Upon completion of the virtual training, participants will have most of the requirements for formal certification in TF-CBT (obtained through the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy National Therapist Certification Program). The Virtual Training and group calls count toward the requirements for national certification in TF-CBT. However, a few additional guidelines for national certification must be met as established by the developers. (For more information, please see www.tfcbt.org).

Training participants are required to have a web camera (i.e., on a laptop computer or cell phone) in order to participate in the TF-CBT 4-day training via web-platform.

A 3-day initial training period

  • Thursday, November 30, 2023: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
  • Friday, December 1, 2023: 11:00 a.m. – 5:300 p.m. EST
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

A 1-day booster training

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

Register through NCA Engage

There is a cap of 50 attendees for this training. If registration is full, this means that our capacity has been met. Please email [email protected] and we will add you to the waiting list.

To register for this training, you will need an NCA Engage account. If you do not have one, visit NCA Engage Getting Started page for step-by-step instructions to request an NCA Engage account. The account request form will include a field that asks for an Organizational ID number. The Organizational ID number will inform us that the person signing into NCA Engage is employed at or partnered with a member organization. Please email [email protected] if you need your Organizational ID. If you are not employed at or partnered with a member organization, please enter MH23 as your Organizational ID for non-member access to NCA Engage. Non-member access will provide access to the training. 


November 30, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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