Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training - 12 CEUs

May 03 - 04, 2013
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

We’re sorry, this course is full and we cannot accept additional registrations.

Training is from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m on May 3 & 4. Snacks and lunch are provided both days. 

This training is presented by Warm Springs Training Institute, Casey Family Programs, and St. Luke’s C.A.R.E.S.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training (TF-CBT) is a therapeutic intervention designed to help children, adolescents and their parents overcome the impact of traumatic events. Numerous studies have demonstrated that TF-CBT is more effective in helping children to overcome trauma than other therapeutic interventions. Its focus is to 1) to assist the child or adolescent develop coping strategies for traumatic stress reactions, and 2) to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and/or acting-out behavior which are common in children exposed to trauma. TF-CBT is intended for children from 3 to 18 years of age and generally involves 12 to 16 sessions, with sessions for the child alone, the parents alone, and the child and parents together.

This training focuses specifically on using TF-CBT with children who have been sexually and/or physically abused and is open to therapists who treat these children. The Training involves a 2-day classroom instructor-led session AND monthly 1-hour consultation calls for one year following the classroom session. The consultation calls are designed to encourage networking, model implementation, interaction related to the use of the TF-CBT process, and assistance from the trainers and fellow participants regarding difficult cases and/or questions. Participation in both the instructor-led 2-day session and the follow-up consultation calls is required. 

The Idaho State Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists have approved this course for twelve continuing education credits.

Location of Training:
St. Luke's Meridian Campus
Bannock and Cheyenne Room (lower level of hospital, use Eagle Road entrance)
520 S. Eagle Road
Meridian, ID 83642

Hospital Map 

Additional Links:

TF-CBT Summary

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network 

Participants in this training will receive the following benefits:

  • 10 CEUs awarded after completion of a pre-training webinar, 12 CEUs awarded after the two-day onsite Boise training.
  • One year of monthly 1-hour consultation calls with the trainers who will encourage and monitor implementation of the TF-CBT process.
  • At the end of the year, participants will be able to take a knowledge-based test to become a nationally-certified TF-CBT therapist.
Prerequisites for this training are mandatory and include:
  1. Participants must be Masters level (or higher) Therapists.
  2. Participants must have completed the FREE on-line TF-CBT training course offered at: Participants must submit the Certificate of Completion for the on-line training at the time of registration. Please note that the on-line TF-CBT course is FREE of charge and offers 10 CEU credits for completion. Please note that it takes between 6-10 hours to complete the on-line training and can be done in multiple sessions. Please allow enough time to finish the on-line course prior to registering. Once complete, please email your Certificate of Completion to
  3. Applicants must register for this training by clicking the green button at the bottom of this page.
  4. Applications will not be confirmed and processed until the online registration form, application fee, and the on-line training Certificate of Completion have been received by the the WSTI Office.
  5. Confirmed participants must purchase the book Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents by Cohen, Mannarino, and Deblinger.

Brian L. Thorn, PhD, provides clinical, forensic, and assessment services to children and families at Primary Children's Center for Safe and Healthy Families  in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is an advanced trainer in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Abuse-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Amy Oxman, LCSW, provides individual, family and group therapy to maltreated children and their families at Primary Children's Center for Safe and Healthy Families in Salt Lake City. She is an advanced trainer in numerous evidence-based treatment models, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Abuse-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).