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 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) 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.


In the interest safety, in adherence with physical distancing guidelines, and in line with national treatment guidelines, ARBEST trainings continue to be held virtually via Zoom. Upcoming virtual trainings TF-CBT are reserved for those making up previously cancelled trainings due to COVID-19. Future ARBEST training opportunities will be advertised on this page, in the ARBEST newsletter, and on the ARBEST Facebook page.

  • TF-CBT for Pre-School & School Age Children with Trauma-Related Problematic Sexual Behaviors (PSB), August 27-28, 2020. Online. FULL.
  • Introductory TF-CBT. September 30- October 2, 2020. Online. FULL.