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