How do I become a TF-CBT?

TF-CBT Certification Criteria

  1. Master’s degree or above in a mental health discipline;
  2. Permanent professional license in home state, including having passed the state licensing exam in your mental health discipline;
  3. Completion of TF-CBTWeb;

Who is eligible for TF-CBT?

TF-CBT has proved successful with children and adolescents (ages 3 to 18) who have significant emotional problems (e.g., symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, fear, anxiety, or depression) related to traumatic life events.

How is TF-CBT different?

In TF-CBT, interventions specifically tailored to meet the needs of children and adolescents experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties as a result of a trauma are integrated with humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and familial strategies.

Is CBT good for childhood trauma?

This evidence-based method has been proven effective for treatment after multiple traumas or a single traumatic event, and therapists trained in TF-CBT are frequently able to help children experiencing the emotional effects of trauma address and resolve these effects.

What is child trauma therapy?

Trauma-Focused Therapy is a specific approach to therapy that recognizes and emphasizes understanding how the traumatic experience impacts a child’s mental, behavioral, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.

Who is not a good candidate for TF-CBT?

TF-CBT is identified as an appropriate model for children ages 3-18 exposed to trauma. The parents or caregivers cannot be the ones who participated in the abuse (i.e., this treatment would not be recommended if the parent sexually or physically assaulted the child).

What are the three phases of TF-CBT?

Overview of Intervention: TF-CBT consists of three phases of treatment: safety and stabilization, formal gradual exposure, and consolidation/integration.

What does trauma-focused CBT look like?

This might include breathing techniques, mindfulness exercises, focusing their energy constructively, (hobbies, interests, etc.) and more. Affective modulation skills are a component of trauma-focused CBT that focuses on improving a child’s emotional expression.

What is the difference between trauma focused CBT and CBT?

CBT is typically a short-term intervention (8 to 12 sessions, sometimes up to 25), focusing on one specific issue. TF-CBT aims to help both children and their nonoffending caregivers identify, understand, and address the impacts of trauma ranging from emotional symptoms to behavioral and learning challenges.

How do I get certified in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy?

National Certification This training is designed to prepare attendees to become nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Attendees who complete this training virtually are still eligible for certification. To read the full requirements for certification, click here.

Is there an online course for Advanced trauma treatment for children and adolescents?

Advanced Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents: A CATP Online Training Course by PESI – Certification Fee Included! Wondering if a course meets the requirements for CATP certification?

Why do we provide training in childhood trauma?

We provide a variety of trainings in childhood trauma to help develop, enhance and strengthen the ability of child-serving professionals to identify and screen for trauma-related symptoms, and to make referrals to evidence-based trauma treatments.

What is tftf-CBT for trauma treatment?

TF-CBT is the most rigorously tested treatment for trauma in children, with research supporting that TF-CBT is more effective than therapy as usual for traumatized youth.