Thursday, December 14, 2023  9:00am to 4:00pm EST and Friday, December 15, 2023 9:00am to 4:00pm EST

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Child Focus Training Center 
4633 B Aicholtz Road
Cincinnati, OH 45244


Shelley Drummond-Training Center Office Manager 
Child Focus Training Center 

   Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training


                                                                      In Person Only

Thursday, December 14th & Friday, December 15th , 2023     9:00am to 4:00pm


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If you do not receive a Resgitration Confirmation please email Shelley Drummond sdrummond@child-focus.org


Prerequisite Online Training (Foundations of TF-CBT) Must Be Completed Prior to December 14th. There is a $35 fee that is paid directly to Medical University of South Carolina when you register on their site to access the course. 

Click Here To Access Online Training


FEE: $200.00

CEUs: 11.00 MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS along with providing the Online Certificate of Completion

Lunch on your own: Local Restaurants in area and Small kitchenette with Microwave and Refrigeration available.

Must either be in a graduate program in a mental health field or already graduated with their Masters or Doctorate degree in order to register for the TF-CBT Web online course (which is a prerequisite for attending the live training) or the live training. 

Description: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a psychosocial treatment model designed to treat posttraumatic stress and related emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents. Initially developed to address the psychological trauma associated with child sexual abuse, the model has been adapted for use with children who have a wide array of traumatic experiences, including domestic violence, traumatic loss, and the often multiple psychological traumas experienced by children prior to foster care placement.

Training Goal:  To prepare clinicians to begin the practice of Trauma-Focused CBT

Training Objectives:  By completing this training, participants will be able to:

1. Learn about the history and development of TF-CBT.

2. Understand the nature and depth of research that supports the efficacy of TF-CBT.

3. Increase their understanding the focus points of TF-CBT and fidelity guidelines.

4. Define and identify strategies for safe and effective gradual exposure throughout the TF-CBT model components.

5. Identify challenges, opportunities, and strategies to engage youth and families in the TF-CBT process.

6. Define and identify each component of TF-CBT, the goals of each component, and identify at least 3 strategies and resources therapists can use as they plan on implementing the model in their therapeutic practice.

Completion of this training is one of the criteria for becoming a certified    TF-CBT therapist.

For providers interested in becoming a certified TF-CBT therapist. Please CLICK HERE for detailed information.

 Presenter:  Kristine Buffington is a cum laude graduate of Eastern Michigan University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University.  She has 28 years of experience in the field of social work as a case manager, clinical therapist, agency administrator, and a national trainer and consultant regarding issues of child traumatic stress and trauma-informed care.  She is an affiliate member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and has been a participant and chair of a number of national and state level committees to address traumatic stress, child welfare, and juvenile justice issues.  Her current focus is to advocate for trauma-informed care system transformation.   She believes that saving a youth and their education is about saving lives, and how critical it is to look at the role of traumatic stress when addressing these issues.

Continuing Education                                                                                                                                            Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists: The Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is approved through the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board. This program is offered for 11.0 clock hours of continuing education for counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. Social Work Provider#: RSX129410 Counselor Provider#: RCX029503 Marriage and Family Therapist Provider#: RTX091001                                                                                                                                                 Psychologists: The Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association MCE program to offer continuing education for Ohio psychologists. This program is offered for 11.0 clock hours of continuing education for psychologists. Child Focus, Inc., 00PD-3109-52668, maintains responsibility for the program.                                                                                                                            

Information regarding updates and cancellations are sent to the email address used to Register for the training.                                                                                                                                                       

 Cancellation Policy: The Training Center must be notified 7 days prior to a training via telephone, fax or email in order to cancel a registration and receive a full refund.

Please note:  Because we are not able to control the room temperature to fit everyone’s needs, we encourage you to dress in layers to better accommodate your personal comfort level.

Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is accessible to wheelchairs. If you need any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Melanie Palmer at mpalmer@child-focus.org.