Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), for traumatized children and their families

Silberman SSW in collaboration with the National Center for Social Work Trauma Education and Workforce Development

Instructor: Carrie Epstein |  Thursday & Friday 9:30am - 5:00pm | Sept. 18 & 19 | $250 | Course Code: SWTFCBT | NASW-approved CEUs: 14

Traumatic events can cause severe emotional distress and potentially lasting psychological and interpersonal difficulties. Many children have been exposed to physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic and/or community violence and other traumatic life events. It has been well documented that such traumas dramatically increase children’s risk of developing psychological disorders.

Research has demonstrated that trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT) is very powerful and effective in decreasing PTSD, depression, anxiety and other behavioral symptoms in traumatized children and adolescents, as well as helping the parent/ caregiver participating in treatment. This intensive two-day workshop will provide training in the principles and techniques of TF-CBT.

Course Highlight:

  • Participants will be introduced to the various TF-CBT modules, these include: psychoeducation, relaxation and affective modulation, cognitive processing, trauma narrative, in vivo mastery of trauma reminders, parenting skills and conjoint child-parent sessions, and enhancing safety, as well as clinical implementation strategies.

About the Instructor:

Carrie Epstein, LCSW-R is Assistant Professor in Social Work at the Yale University Child Study Center, where she is Director of Clinical Services and Training at the Childhood Violent Trauma Center. Recognized nationally as an expert in the field of child trauma and disaster response, Ms. Epstein has been providing treatment, clinical supervision and consultation on new programs, for children and families impacted by trauma and traumatic grief for over 20 years. As part of her current work, Ms. Epstein is responsible for developing and overseeing national training initiatives and national learning collaboratives focused on the dissemination of child trauma- focused evidence-based treatment models. Ms. Epstein was Senior Director of Child Trauma Programs at Safe Horizon in New York City, where she continues to be responsible for clinical oversight of Safe Horizon’s Child Advocacy Centers.

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*All participants are required to pay a one-time $20 registration fee each semester.