A three-day training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy led by TF-CBT National Trainer, Dr. Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D. The training includes 12 consultation calls, conducted twice-monthly, and meets standards for National Certification in TF-CBT.
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Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based, trauma focused treatment for children and teens between the ages of 3 and 17. TF-CBT is a skills-based treatment model that decreases PTSD and depressive symptoms in children and teens and improves the relationship between children and their caregivers.
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Identify at least 3 emotional, behavioral and/or cognitive impacts of trauma exposure in childhood.
Be able to reference at least 3 clinical symptom outcomes that the empirical research shows are improved through delivery of TF-CBT.
Identify and describe the rationale for each component of the TF-CBT model.
Demonstrate 2-3 strategies to accomplish the goals of the Stabilization phase.
Demonstrate 2-3 strategies to accomplish the goals of the Trauma Narrative phase.
Demonstrate 2-3 strategies to accomplish the goals of the Integration phase.
Dr. Carole Swiecicki is a licensed psychologist, owner at Harbor Maple Counseling and Psychological Services and Affiliate Assistant Professor in the MUSC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She also provides direction to Remolina Support Programs and programmatic guidance to the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at St. Louis University, followed by a psychology internship at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her clinical work and research focuses on disseminating effective assessments and interventions for traumatized children, teens, and adults. Dr. Swiecicki has delivered TF-CBT in English and Spanish, and in outpatient, residential, and community (e.g., home, school) settings.
Dr. Swiecicki is a national trainer in TF-CBT and has obtained numerous federal grants aimed improving access to evidence-based trauma treatment. She is a former member of the board of directors at National Children's Alliance, Child Advocacy Centers of Virginia and the South Carolina Network of Children's Advocacy Centers.
Ms. Wallace is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-CP) in the State of South Carolina. She is a Clinical Instructor and the Associate Director for Clinical Operations for the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She completed her undergraduate coursework at the College of Charleston, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. Ms. Wallace earned her Master’s in Social Work from the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina.
Ms. Wallace is a nationally certified TF-CBT therapist and is trained in evidence-based treatment of trauma related mental health issues, specifically focusing on child abuse and loss by homicide. For the last 9 years, Ms. Wallace has served as the coordinator for a federally funded Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) service grant aimed to improve resources for survivors of homicide and victims of crime with barriers to traditional, office-based treatment. In addition, for the last 6 years, Ms. Wallace has provided direct telehealth services and supervision of TF-CBT to children and adolescents across the state through the Telehealth Outreach Program (TOP). Ms. Wallace is a part of the South Carolina Suicide Prevention Coalition and an active Committee Member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Charleston Area Out of the Darkness Walk.