A three-day training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy led by TF-CBT National Trainer, Dr. Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D. The training includes 6 months of twice-monthly consultation 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.
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.