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TF-CBT 2-Day Training & 12 Case Consultation Calls

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Flushing, NY

Training in TF-CBT includes: completion of the TF-CBT web-based training (, attendance at a 2-day learning session, and participation in 12 consultation calls in which cases are presented and discussed.

The cost for the 2-day session and 12 consultation calls is $700.

Training will be led by Certified TF-CBT Trainer Dr. Elissa Brown, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Child HELP Partnership and Professor of Psychology, St. John’s University

Who’s invited? All therapists, clinicians, & students are welcome.

Note: A Master’s degree in a clinical field is required for certification in the model.

Why? Here’s a unique opportunity for training to add TF-CBT to your toolkit and/or use it to inform your current practices.

What is TF-CBT? TF-CBT (Cohen et al., 2006) is an intervention that was developed for traumatized children with PTSD and their non-offending caregivers. Treatment is divided into three phases: coping skills (i.e., affect identification and regulation for children, affect regulation and parent training for caregivers), trauma narrative, and conjoint sessions to share the narrative and develop ongoing safety plans. Treatment is designed to reduce trauma-related mental health problems, including children’s PTSD, depression, and externalizing behavior problems.

The evidence supporting the efficacy of TF-CBT is impressive. To date, Cohen and colleagues have published over 12 randomized controlled trials (e.g., Cohen et al., 2006; Cohen, Mannarino, & Iyangar, 2011; Cohen, Mannarino, & Murray, 2012) with preschoolers, children, and adolescents who have been sexually abused and more recently, exposed to intimate partner and ongoing violence. In a series of multi-site trials with over 300 participants from urban and rural settings, TF-CBT treatment effects included significant reductions in children’s PTSD, depressive symptoms, and externalizing behaviors (Cohen, Deblinger, Mannarino, & Steer, 2004; Cohen, Mannarino, & Knudsen, 2005). And that’s just the beginning.

Initial Therapist Training in PCIT at the University of Florida

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - Friday, January 20, 2017
Gainesville, FL

Basic Training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)Basic training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is designed for clinicians new to the PCIT model. Participants attend two workshops conducted by PCIT Master Trainers, Melanie Nelson and Regina Bussing; the first is a 4-day workshop, the second is a 3-day workshop occurring 3-4 months after the first. Participants are able and encouraged to start seeing PCIT cases after the initial 4-day workshop. Workshops include didactics, modeling, role playing, and active skills practice. In order to be trained in PCIT, participants must have at least a master’s degree in a mental health/counseling field and be licensed to provide psychotherapy in their state, or receive clinical supervision from a licensed provider. Any questions may be directed to Dr. Melanie Nelson at

BASIC TRAINING IN PCIT Training consists of:

A 4-day workshop covering the basics of PCIT, focusing on the 1st phase of treatment, the Child Directed Interaction (CDI) AND

A 3-day workshop scheduled 3-4 months after the initial workshop, reviewing basics of PCIT and CDI, but focusing on the 2nd phase of treatment, the Parent Directed Interaction (PDI) (NOTE: Attendance at both workshops is required.)

Number of trainees: 4-12 Location: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Dates:

January 17-20, 2017 April 5-7, 2017 Training cost: $4500 per trainee Training costs include:

56 hours of workshop training Weekly consultation for one year (required for certification) Session review (up to 6 sessions, minimum 4 are required for certification) PCIT 2011 Treatment Protocol DPICS-IV Clinical Manual DPICS-IV Clinical Workbook Additional clinical materials

Participant/Contracting Agency Responsibilities:

Travel costs Appropriate PCIT treatment space Time for clinicians to learn and implement PCIT, including weekly consultation Referrals for PCIT treatment (roughly 2-4 cases in 1st year, minimum)

Click here to register Preferred hotel: Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel* 352.331.3336 4200 NW 97th Boulevard Gainesville, FL 32606 *Use Organization – UF Psychology for discounted training/conference rate when making reservations