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.
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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
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.
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.
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.