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Children's Institute, Inc.: Event Details: TRAUMA‐FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (TFCBT) — Full Protocol Training

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September 18, 2017

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This is the full TFCBT PEI protocol, which therapists need to complete before they can bill PEI for therapeutic services.

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.
  • Learn how to apply treatment components in a structured, gradual exposure manner.
  • Identify age appropriate and creative applications of the PRACTICE components.
  • Comprehend how children’s bodies respond when under stress or triggered by trauma reminders.
  • Help children distinguish and make connections between thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
  • And more!

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.

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September 18-19, 2017 • 9:00am – 4:30pm
(check-in, continental breakfast begins at 8:30; Training begins at 9:00am)


CII's Otis Booth Campus

2121 W Temple Street | Los Angeles, CA 90026

Continental breakfast provided. Lunch is on your own.


Continuing Education Credits – up to 12 credits available for PSY, MFT, and LCSW for the full, two-day training.
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. The California Board of Behavioral Science (BBS) now recognizes APA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs.

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