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Introduction to Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
November 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm$49.00 – $79.00
Are you working with young people who have experienced trauma? Would you like to work with this population, but aren’t sure how to approach treatment? Come learn about Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based therapeutic modality that helps children process their personal trauma experiences. This presentation will take you step by step from assessment to termination, as you learn the eight key treatment components of TF-CBT. Creative strategies will be shared to help you envision what implementation of each component looks like with children who are at different stages of development. Effective ways to involve a trusted adult in the treatment process will be discussed, as well as ways to avoid or navigate potential barriers to implementation. An overview of the research behind this treatment will be provided, as well as information on how to become TF-CBT certified.
Participants in this can expect to:
-Learn who can benefit from Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and what assessment strategies are used to engage clients
-Name and describe the 8 treatment components (PRACTICE) of TF-CBT
-Learn creative approaches for implementing each treatment component, including the trauma narrative
-Identify implementation challenges and solutions
-Learn about the research supporting this evidence-based practice and the process for becoming certified in TF-CBT
About the Presenter:
Catherine Wright is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in St. Louis, Missouri. Catherine received her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Behavior at Vassar College and her Master’s at Columbia University School of Social Work. She currently works for Washington University Medical School’s Division of Adolescent Medicine as a therapist, and provides mental health services to young people The Spot, a youth center for which provides free medical and social services, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy, and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Prior to working in Missouri, Catherine worked as a social worker and therapist in New York City and Pittsburgh, PA.