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Children's Institute, Inc.: Event Details: TRAUMA-FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY SUPERVISOR - Training Cohort

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July 30, 2015

About the Event
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) is a powerful and effective evidence-based treatment for traumatized children and their families. Vicarious traumatization can be a health hazard of working with traumatized children and their families. Supervisees utilizing TF-CBT need added support around this issue as well as good supervision to ensure that they are maintaining fidelity to the model. Common challenges that arise with clinicians utilizing the model include letting COWS (crises of the week) get in the way of moving through the components in a timely manner and overcoming resistance in avoidant clients. This training will help supervisors be prepared to recognize and address these and other challenges as they arise. This training meets the DMH PEI requirements for TFCBT Supervisor Training.

Participants Will:

  • Ensure supervisees are selecting appropriate cases for the model and utilizing effective engagement strategies
  • Identify and challenge common mistakes new clinicians using the model make by not including enough gradual exposure and/or over attending to COWS
  • Recognize the importance of cross-cultural and developmentally appropriate applications of the model
  • Learn effective ways to implement the cognitive component with children who are particularly young or have comprehension difficulties
  • Identify ways to get supervisees unstuck in cases where there is avoidance/resistance moving through the trauma narrative phase

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 Fee: $200 | CE’s (optional): $25

The pre-requisite for TFCBT Supervisor training is to meet all of the TFCBT therapist requirements & have a certificate of Proficiency.

QUESTIONS? Please contact or 213.260.7623


Times: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Initial Training—July 30, 2015 • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
(check-in, continental breakfast begins at 8:00; Training begins at 8:30am)


6 Month Booster Training—January 27, 2016 • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
(those who register for this July 30th training will automatically be registered and
sent a reminder for the Jan. 27th Booster)


CII Otis Booth Campus

2121 W Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026


Continental breakfast provided.

Continuing Education Credits – 4 credits/training for PSY, MFT, and LCSW’s
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.

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