Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

TF-CBT  is an evidence-based mental health treatment for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma from events such as a sexual or physical abuse. Considered the gold-standard treatment for child trauma, it has repeatedly demonstrated success in reducing trauma symptoms and strengthening the parent-child relationship.


  1. Online TF-CBT Trainingprerequisite training completed online through the Medical University of South Carolina. Modules can be accessed at any time. (11 CEUs)
  2. Introductory TF-CBT Training – Three-day in-person or online workshop facilitated by ARBEST trainers. (15 CEUs) See below for next training dates.
  3. Consultation Calls – Bi-monthly calls involving case presentations with TF-CBT experts for six months. (12 CEUs) After completing requirements, trainees will receive a letter of completion and will be listed as a TF-CBT provider in the ARBEST clinician directory.

 More Training Opportunities

  • Advanced TF-CBT Training – Free, one-day training to further explore advanced topics in TF-CBT. Clinicians must have previously attended Introductory TF-CBT to be eligible; (6 CEUs)
  • National Certification – Becoming nationally certified in TF-CBT allows mental health practitioners to grow in their practice of the model and to become more trusted and accessible providers of the therapy.


  • Introductory TF-CBT  August 3-5, 2022.  Two format options, registrants must choose and attend one option:
    • IN-PERSON: UAMS campus, Little Rock, AR – OR –
    • VIRTUAL: Online via Zoom* Registration opens on May 16, 2022.