Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

NOTICE: See the ARBEST COVID-19 Updates page for news related to training cancellations or adjustments.

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 – Free, in-person, two-day workshop facilitated by ARBEST trainers. (13 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 certificate 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) See below for next training dates.
  • 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 Training:  Spring Training Canceled Due to COVID-19 Restrictions. See COVID-19 Updates Here for more details.
  • Advanced TF-CBT Training:  Next general Advanced Training in Fall 2020. Stay tuned for details.