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TF-CBT Training

This training is made possible by support from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation.

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.  Through this training, therapists will learn how to implement the model with fidelity, how to assess for and identify trauma related symptoms, and how to know who is appropriate for this treatment.  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 will include two days of training in TF-CBT and 12 consultation calls.  Additionally, “Getting Ready for TF-CBT:  Training in the Impact of Trauma on Children and Adolescents and Trauma Informed Assessments” is a one-day training that will occur prior to the TF-CBT Training.

This training is open only to participants with a master’s degree or pursuing a relevant masters degree.

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.

The cost of this training is $150 for IARCA members and $265 for non-members. This cost includes all training materials (including handouts, textbook, lunch & snacks) and required consultation calls. As mentioned below, it does not include the separate $35 online pre-requisite class.  

Please note that TF-CBT requires adherence to a multi-step Training Plan:

Pre-requisite online training: This multi-module training must be completed prior to attending the in-person training. The registration is $35 and is NOT included in the above registration fee. Information for the pre-requisite training will be sent to all registrants prior to the training.

TF-CBT Training:  This two-day training will include an overview of TF-CBT, case examples, demonstrations, and group discussions.  There will be opportunities to discuss your questions, ideas, and cases you are considering for this treatment.  Participants must attend the complete training to receive credit.

Consultation calls: Twelve consultation calls (to be scheduled) will provide an opportunity to discuss TF-CBT in more detail and discuss the implementation of TF-CBT with your cases.  Each participant will be asked to present at least one case during the course of the calls.  This is nothing formal or anything to worry about! The participant will provide a brief summary of the case and then the group will discuss the case further.  Dr. Risk will provide the participants with a guide for the case presentations to help with the brief preparation that will be needed.

(Note:Each participant will need to attend at least 9 of the calls and present at least one case.  They must have an open TF-CBT case during each call, or the call will not count toward the 9 required. This TF-CBT Consultation Call process is a requirement of the training.)

Fidelity monitoring:  Participants will be asked to complete a brief form once a month regarding the implementation of TF-CBT.  This will help the trainer know what questions participants may be having and the training and consultation calls can be tailored to meet these needs.

Assessment:  Therapists will be required to administer at least one measure of trauma symptoms with each client at baseline, mid-treatment, and post-treatment.  Information about possible assessment tools and how to administer will be provided at the training. 

Implement TF-CBT:  As soon as the two-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.

Additional Details:

Training Location: Damar Services 6067 Decatur Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46241

This training is hosted by: Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy

For approval to register for this training, location, and other questions and details, please contact: 

Heather Adebayo at IARCA at hadebayo@iarca.org 




March 13th-14th, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Hosted by Damar Services: 6067 Decatur Blvd. Indianapolis, IN 46241


Registration & Payment
Wednesday, February 13th 2019, at 12:00am


Heather Adebayo


Heather Risk, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist; Heather Risk, PsyD & Associates, PLLC


Members: $150
Non-Members: $265

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