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(Virtual) July 21-23 TF-CBT: Introduction to Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training

IARCA with support from Lilly Endowment is pleased to present TF-CBT:

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents (ages 3-18) who are experiencing negative impacts following any type of traumatic event. TF-CBT participants should have Master's degree level or higher in mental health disciplines (advanced graduate students may also apply). Through this training participants will be able to identify the impact of traumatic events on children and their families, identify appropriate cases for TF-CBT using trauma screening and assessment tools and understand how to implement TF-CBT as an evidence-based model to treat traumatic stress in children. There will be opportunities for consultation regarding actual cases, to discuss challenges, and to share successes as children and families progress through the healing process.  This training includes three days of virtual training in TF-CBT and 12 consultation calls. 

The information below includes directions for registration, required prerequisites that need to be completed before the training, and what will be required/expected from participants throughout the process.  Please review all steps and ensure that you will be able to complete all requirements before registering for the training.

Virtual Training Adaptations:

Due to COVID-19, the TF-CBT Developers are temporarily allowing the initial two-day TF-CBT Training to be conducted virtually.  There are some changes and additional requirements with this format:

We will be dividing the two-day training into three days of training.

  • Participants must attend ALL segments of the training, in full, to receive any credit or be allowed to provide the therapy with clients. There are no exceptions to this.
  • The virtual training will be conducted through Zoom and participants must have their video turned on and be visible for the complete training.
  • No recording or photographs of the presentation, videos, case examples, or discussion, or any other aspects are allowed.
  • There will be interactive activities and participants must participate.
  • Although not required, you may want to have headphones available if you are in a location where others may overhear or walk in.  We will be discussing case examples and traumatic events that others should not overhear.

Training Date:

 Attendance is required at all segments.  All times are eastern time.

July 21-23, 2021:  9:15 AM Sign in with 9:30AM -4:30 PM start and 1.5-hours break for lunch.

Prerequisite training:

Prior to the TF-CBT training, participants will need to complete the prerequisite online training at www.musc.edu/tfcbtThis online training costs $35, CEU’s are available and is separate from the IARCA registration.  Please email a copy of your certificate of completion to Heather Adebayo at hadebayo@iarca.org at least 72 hours prior to the first training session.  This will be required to attend the training.

Training Plan (all steps are required):

TF-CBT Training: The virtual training format will consist of didactic presentations, pre-recorded audio/visual demonstrations, case examples, small group activities, and role-plays. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions throughout to maximize interaction and the applicability of content taught. By the end of the training, participants will be prepared to assess and treat children with traumatic stress symptoms with TF-CBT. Participants must attend the complete training to receive credit.

Consultation calls: Participants are expected to continue their TF-CBT training by attending a series of 12, twice monthly, consultation calls where they will present their TF-CBT cases to Dr. Sigel in order to receive additional guidance and support for their implementation of TF-CBT. Each call will be 60 minutes. To successfully complete consultation calls, participants must attend 9 out of 12 calls and present at least 2 TF-CBT cases on the calls. To complete the full TF-CBT training process, participants must complete all phases of training (i.e., web-based training, 2-day in person training, and consultation calls). See TFCBT.org for more information about TF-CBT and the training process.

Implement TF-CBT:  As soon as the three-day TF-CBT training is complete, you will be ready to begin implementing this treatment with children and adolescents!  This is an exciting treatment and the goal of this training is to provide each therapist with support as they begin this process.

A note about certification:  This training plan will provide participants with the training and consultation required to implement TF-CBT with clients, as specified by the developers of TF-CBT.  Certification in TF-CBT is optional and is not required. However, it is encouraged that therapists who are interested apply to become certified, as this helps to communicate to clients and other providers who has completed training in TF-CBT.  Additional information regarding certification in TF-CBT can be found at www.tfcbt.org and will be discussed further in the training.

Approved for 13.5* Continuing Education Hours; Category 1 Continuing Education Provider- Indiana License- 98000956A

Cost includes training fees and training materials.

Presenter Bio:

Benjamin Sigel, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).




July 21-23, 2021, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (ET)


Zoom details will be sent to you prior to the training event


Registration & Payment
Wednesday, July 14th 2021, at 4:00pm


Heather Adebayo


Benjamin Sigel Ph.D.


Members: $150
Non-Members: $250

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