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Melissa Adamchik, Executive Director 
Tristate Trauma Network 

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training & Consultation 

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents (ages 3-18) who are experiencing negative impacts following any type of traumatic event. Through this training, therapists will learn how to implement the model with fidelity, how to assess for and identify trauma related symptoms, and how to know who is appropriate for this treatment. There will be opportunities for consultation regarding actual cases, to discuss challenges, and to share successes as children and families progress through the healing process. This training will include 4 partial days of training in TF-CBT and 12 consultation calls (1 hour each). As soon as the four-day TF-CBT training is complete, you will be ready to begin implementing this treatment with children and adolescents! 

A note about certification: This training package will provide participants with the training and consultation required to implement TF-CBT with clients, as specified by the developers of TF-CBT. Certification in TF-CBT is optional and is not required. However, it is encouraged that therapists who are interested apply to become certified, as this helps to communicate to clients and other providers who has completed training in TF-CBT. Additional information regarding certification in TF-CBT can be found at www.tfcbt.org and will be discussed further detail in the training. 


Training will take place on 4 dates: 7/8, 7/9, 7/15, 7/16 from 10:00-3:00 each day, with check-in from 9:45-10. Lunch willl be from 12-1 each day. Consultation call times and dates TBD with trainer after completion of training and post-test.   

Trainer:  Heather Risk, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist and Owner
Heather Risk, PsyD & Associates, PLLC
Dr. Risk has many years of experience working with victims of traumatic events, primarily children and adolescents who have experienced multiple forms of interpersonal trauma.   After competing her undergraduate work and earning a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology at Eastern Kentucky University, Dr. Risk continued her education at Xavier University where she earned a Doctorate of Psychology.  Dr. Risk also completed an APPIC accredited internship at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, CAARE Center. Dr. Risk has dedicated her career to understanding the impact of trauma and learning evidence-based and research supported techniques for best supporting individuals and families through the healing process.  Formerly the Project Director of a National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) site (the Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training Institute (CATTTI) at the University of Kentucky, Center on Trauma and Children), she is currently the owner of Heather Risk, PsyD and Associates, PLLC where she provides therapy, training, supervision, and consultation services.  Dr. Risk is also an approved national Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Trainer.

Required prerequisites:**Please review all steps and ensure that you will be able to complete all requirements before registering.

  • Participants must have a masters degree or above in psychology, social work, counseling, or a related field. Graduate students in these fields may attend if they are at a point in their training where they are allowed to provide therapy to clients and are under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional.

o Prior to the TF-CBT training, participants will need to complete the prerequisite online training at www.musc.edu/tfcbt. This online training is $35 and CEU’s are available. If you completed the online training in the past, that is acceptable. This will be required to attend the training. See Training Information Sheet for due date and where to send completion certificate.

o Additionally, participants should begin reading "Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents" by Cohen, Mannarino, and Deblinger. This does not need to be complete before the training days, but should be complete before the completion of the consultation calls. The 2nd edition is preferred, but the 1st edition is acceptable. Can be purchased on amazon. 

*Participants must also complete the Trainer's Registration Form found here:

https://forms.gle/MYRY4eKLUZv2udaLA using the code TRI-JULY-2021  


Cost:  Cost for the full training package including the 12 consultation calls is $430 for non-members; $400 for TTN members with Promo Code. ($30 discount)  

*If using a PO, please send to madamchik@tristatetraumanetwork.org.  

CEUs:  16 CEUs have been pre-approved for KY Social Workers and Counselors by Heather Risk & Associates; these KY CEUs will be provided by the trainer. In addition, TTN will provide IN Category 1 CEUs and OH Counselor, Social Worker & MFT CEUs. 

Deadline to register: June 17th. No refunds after this date, only substitutions. Only 36 spots available. Payment must be made to secure your spot. 

Please join us in thanking our All Year Training & Event Sponsors: bi3Interact for Health, & Finding Hope Consulting, LLC

In addition to TTN's registration and payment process, you will need to download this information sheet provided by the trainer and complete her google form, using her provided link (at the end of the document).  Training Information Sheet  PLEASE DOWNLOAD NOW
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