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 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 (priority given to clinicians in Northwest Arkansas) October 13-15, 2021. Online via Zoom. NOTICE! Priority will be given to clinicians in Northwest Arkansas (Benton, Boone, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Newton, Sebastian, or Washington counties). The training will open up to all Arkansas clinicians after 9/20/21. Click below to register in the ARBEST WebPortal.