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TF-CBT March 23

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

MARCH 15-17, 2023
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a gold-standard, evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents ages 3-17 with trauma-related symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress. TF-CBT has over 20 studies showing its effectiveness in decreasing PTSD and depressive symptoms in children and teens and improving the relationship between children and their caregivers.

This intermediate 3-day training for clinicians, led by TF-CBT National Trainer, Dr. Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D., will equip you with the skills, knowledge needed to deliver this effective treatment. This will be a live, virtual training with both didactic and experiential content. The training program includes 12 consultation calls (conducted in small groups, twice per month for 1 hour each) and meets standards for National Certification in TF-CBT. More details are below.

What is the need?

Between 58-75% of youth experience trauma in childhood.

Childhood adversities are associated with 1/4 of the onset of all psychiatric disorders in childhood (Mclaughlin et al., 2012)

trauma is a consistent risk factor for emotional and behavioral distress.
that is where effective therapy comes in...

Clients' histories do not have to define their future. Children and teens who complete TF-CBT show significant reductions in PTSD, depression and anxiety symptoms. TF-CBT is delivered in 12-25 sessions and must be delivered with attention to clinical rapport, child and family values, and competence in each of the components

Therapists who complete the full, recommended TF-CBT training program report increased confidence in delivering effective trauma treatment (Sprang et al., 2020). Therapists who deliver evidence-based treatments are also at lower risk for burn-out!

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Clinical Training

march 15-17, 2023

A three-day training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy led by TF-CBT National Trainer, Dr. Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D. This intermediate training covers the fundamental techniques of TF-CBT. Registration includes 12 consultation calls (approx. twice per month) that begin following the live, 3-day training.

The full training program meets training standards for National Certification in TF-CBT. There are additional requirements – learn more about TF-CBT and therapist certification requirements at tfcbt.org.

  • Event Location: This interactive virtual training will be delivered live, via Zoom
  • Event Dates: March 15-17, 2023
  • Event Schedule: 9:00am – 2:00pm EST (8:00am-1:00pm CST/6:00am-11:00am PST)
  • Consultation: The training program includes 12, 1-hour consultation calls conducted approximately twice each month via Zoom. Participants will be sent a Doodle poll at the completion of the 3-day training to select a consultation call group.
  • Training Fee: $585 per person
  • CE Credit Hours: A maximum of 12 CE credit hours are available. See below for details.
  • Deadline/Cancellations: Registration closes Weds, March 8, 2023.  Refunds for cancellation are awarded up to 7 days before the start of the training. All refunds are subject to a 5% processing fee. To request a refund please email cswiecicki@harbormaplecounseling.com or complete the form at the bottom of this page. If the training must be cancelled due to unforeseen speaker circumstances, an alternate date or refund will be issued.
  • Requests for ADA Accommodations can be made by emailing or calling Dr. Swiecicki at cswiecicki@harbormaplecounseling.com or 843-874-8526
  • Space is limited.

For additional information, fill out the form below or reach out to cswiecicki@harbormaplecounseling.co

tf-cbt

clinical training and Consultation
$ 585/person One-time Purchase
  • Live, 3-day virtual training led by approved tF-CBT Trainer
  • 12 consultation calls led by approved tF-CBT trainer (limited in size to 15 or fewer per group)
  • After you purchase, you will receive an email with additional details, including the Zoom link. Be sure to check your Spam!
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Meet the trainer

Hello!

Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D.

Dr. Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D. 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 consultation with her local Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), and has been a Mental Health Director and Executive Director at CACs. 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.

participant requirements

TF-CBT Clinical Training is for mental health professionals who:
Participant Expectations:
Participate actively in the live training

This training is not one of those "put it on Zoom and walk away!" Participants will have role-plays in small breakout rooms and discussion through each of the 3 days.

complete consultation while delivering tf-cbt

Consultation calls are kept small (no more than 15 per group) and clinicians are expected to complete 3 TF-CBT cases over the course of the training, presenting on cases during the calls. Therapists routinely rate these as one of the most helpful parts of the training program!

helpful reading

It is recommended that participants read Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents, 2nd Ed.

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continuing education details

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify at least 3 emotional, behavioral and/or cognitive impacts of trauma exposure in childhood. 

  2. Be able to reference at least 3 clinical symptom outcomes that the empirical research shows are improved through delivery of TF-CBT.

  3. Identify and describe the rationale for each component of the TF-CBT model.

  4. Demonstrate 2-3 strategies to accomplish the goals of the Stabilization phase.

  5. Demonstrate 2-3 strategies to accomplish the goals of the Trauma Narrative phase.

  6. Demonstrate 2-3 strategies to accomplish the goals of the Integration phase.

  7. Identify 2 common ethical considerations in delivering trauma therapy with youth, and resources for support.
approvals
  • Social Workers: This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers – South Carolina Chapter (CE Approval # 886385087) to offer 12 continuing education general contact hours.
  • Psychologists: This live activity is approved for a maximum of 12.0 APA CE credit(s). Psychologists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Harbor Maple Counseling & Psychological Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Harbor Maple Counseling & Psychological Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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tf-cbt

clinical training and Consultation
$ 585 One-time Purchase
  • Live, 3-day virtual training led by approved tF-CBT Trainer
  • 12 small group consultation calls led by approved tF-CBT trainer
  • After you purchase, you will receive an email with additional details, including the Zoom link. Be sure to check your Spam!
Register Now!

Frequently asked

Yes. The trainer, Dr. Carole Swiecicki, is an approved national trainer in TF-CBT and the training program – including both the basic, 3-day live training and 12 consultation calls – meets standards for national certification. There are additional certification requirements, which are listed at tfcbt.org

Short answer: Most likely, yes!

If you are a graduate student in a mental health program and provide counseling/therapy with children or teens that have experienced trauma, with necessary supervision according to laws in your state/area, then yes. However, clinicians seeking national certification cannot apply until they have obtained their license.

No. There are international training standards in TF-CBT, which include participating in a live, interactive training with an approved trainer. Even over Zoom, this training has breakouts and role plays. The days are kept to 5 training hours to limit “Zoom fatigue.”

  • Refunds for cancellation are awarded up to 7 days before the start of the training. All refunds are subject to a 5% processing fee. To request a refund please email cswiecicki@harbormaplecounseling.com or complete the form at the bottom of this page.
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