TF-CBT October 2022

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

October 10-12, 2022

Training and Consultation

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) and meets standards for National Certification in TF-CBT.

  • Event Location: This interactive training will be delivered virtually via Zoom
  • Event Dates: October 10, 11 and 12, 2022
  • Event Schedule: 11:00am – 4:00pm EST (10:00am-3:00pm CST/8:00am-1:00pm PST)
  • Consultation Time: Consultation includes 12, 1-hour 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, Oct 3, 2022. 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.
  • 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.com.

More Info

The need for effective therapy for children and teens with histories of trauma and stress has never been so great. Therapists are inundated with demand, and are in need of training and support to help children, teens and families improve.

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 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.

This intermediate 3-day training, led by TF-CBT National Trainer, Dr. Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D., will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver this effective treatment. This will be a live, virtual training with both didactic and experiential content, with one hour focused on ethical considerations in delivering the model. The training program includes 12 consultation calls (twice monthly for 1 hour) and meets standards for National Certification in TF-CBT.

Learn more about TF-CBT and therapist certification requirements at tfcbt.org

TF-CBT Training Details


  • Must have a master’s degree or higher in a mental health field and be licensed or license eligible. This course is designed for mental health professionals who work with children who have experienced trauma. It is an intermediate level course
  • Must complete TF-CBT Web (https://tfcbt2.musc.edu/) and provide a certificate prior to the first day of training. TF-CBT Web is a separate fee of $35 to be paid on the MUSC website.
  • Will be expected to complete 3 TF-CBT cases over the course of the training and to present on cases during the consultation calls.
  • Will be eligible for national certification following completion of training requirements.
  • It is recommended that participants read Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents, 2nd Ed.

Location/Virtual Requirements

  1. All training activities will be conducted on the Zoom platform. Registrants will receive an invitation no later than one week prior to the training.
  2. Training times are in EASTERN standard time.
  3. This training will not be recorded. To become eligible for TF-CBT rostering, all
    three days of training must be attended live.

Virtual requirements:

  1. Participants must have a device that allows for both audio and visual transmission. Even over Zoom this is an interactive training with role plays and participation!
  2.  Participants must be visible on the screen for the full training (minus planned breaks, of course!)

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.

Continuing Education

  • 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.
  • Counselors: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinical Training has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Harbor Maple Counseling & Psychological Services is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-4044.
  • 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.

About The Trainer

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 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.

Associate Trainer

Erinn F. Portnoy is the Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field, including 22 years of experience in child maltreatment, the last 14 of which have been spent at the Child Advocacy Center. Ms. Portnoy holds both Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Georgia. She has extensive expertise in child maltreatment and conducts research in the field. Ms. Portnoy is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy. Ms. Portnoy spearheaded the development of a “Coping in Court” add-on module to TF-CBT conducted with children expected to testify in court, a project funded by the Office for Victims of Crime. She trains community partners, providers, and community members about trauma-informed care, trauma and resilience, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and evidenced-based treatments and best practices, among other topics. She is chair of the Hampton Roads Trauma Informed Community Network and a board member of Champions for Children.

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