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Children's Institute, Inc.: Event Details: TRAUMA-FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY - 2-Day Basic Training

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July 20, 2015

About the Event
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) 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.

Registration Fees: $200 | CE’s (optional): $25

QUESTIONS? Please contact or 213.260.7623


Dates & Times: July 20, 2015 12:00 am – July 21, 2015 12:00 am

July 20-21, 2015
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Check-in, continental breakfast begins at 8:30; Training begins at 9:00am


CII's Figueroa Site

7226 S. Figueroa Street | Los Angeles, CA 90003

Continental breakfast provided. Lunch is on your own.


Continuing Education Credits – 12 credits available for PSY, MFT, LCSW, and BRNs

APA: Children’s Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Children’s Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

BRN: Children’s Institute, Inc. provider #CEP8409 is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

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