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Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 2-Day Basic Training

October 6, 2014

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapeutic intervention designed to help children, youth, and their parents overcome the negative effects of traumatic life events. It was developed by integrating cognitive and behavioral interventions with traditional child abuse therapies that focus on enhancement of interpersonal trust and empowerment. The program can be provided to children 3 to 18 years of age and their caregivers by trained mental health professionals in individual, family, and group outpatient sessions. It targets symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which often co-occurs with depression and behavior problems. The intervention also addresses issues commonly experienced by traumatized children, such as poor self-esteem, difficulty trusting others, mod instability, and self-injurious behavior, including substance abuse.

Participants Will:

  • Identify important assessment and engagement strategies for working with families utilizing the TF-CBT treatment modality.
  • Understand what constitutes complex trauma and how it differs from isolated traumatic events, with implications for assessment and treatment.
  • Review PRACTICE components and ensure application of components in a structured, gradual exposure manner.
  • Identify and share creative applications of the PRACTICE components.
  • Focus on Trauma Narrative and Cognitive Component, through case examples and role plays.

Featured Presenter:

Ashley Labistour is a national trainer for Trauma-Focused CBT. She formerly served as a treatment coordinator specializing in child sexual abuse at Children’s Institute, Inc. in Los Angeles for 11 years. She currently provides TF-CBT training and consultation for various agencies in Southern and Northern California.

Standard registration: $200 | CEs: $25*

For More Information:
Please contact or 213.260.7628.


October 6 & 7, 2014: 8:30am – 4:30pm both days


Children’s Institute, Inc. | Otis Booth Campus

2121 W. Temple Street | Los Angeles, CA 90026

Continental breakfast provided. Lunch is on your own.


EDUCATION CREDITS: CEs are offered to PSY, MFT, LCSW, and BRN. Course meets the qualifications for 12.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Children’s Institute, Inc. provider #PCE 498. Children’s nstitute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Children’s Institute, Inc. provider #CEP8409 is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Children’s Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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