Trainees must be licensed (full or provisional) for mental health practice. Because this learning collaborative includes completion of cases, the therapist must be in a practice setting in which he or she will be able to see children in need of TF-CBT treatment.
TF-CBT is an evidenced based treatment developed by Anthony Mannarino, Judith Cohen, and Esther Deblinger. It is a structured, short-term treatment model which has been shown to be highly effective at improving posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in children and adolescents from age 4 through 18. Parents or other caregivers are actively involved in the treatment. It effectively addresses other trauma impacts, including affective, cognitive and behavioral problems; improves the caregiver’s personal distress about the child’s traumatic experience, and enhances supportive interactions with the child.
Learning Collaborative Description
The program consists of a 2-day in person training course followed by consultation calls over a twelve-month period to help providers implement trauma focused components, interventions, and address areas where they need specific assistance. During this time, participants are expected to complete at least three full cases, beginning to end. Upon completion of all requirements, participants are eligible to apply for national certification as a TF-CBT therapist.
“As of 2/7/2017, TF CBT Registration is closed. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list please contact Barb Jessing."