Trauma-Focused CBT for PTSD in children and young people
Starts 30 November 2020
Length: 3 days (30 November, 1 December and 2 December)
Location: Online (Zoom/MS Teams)
Primary audience: Qualified CBT practitioners
This course is now full, but you can still join the waitlist.
About this workshop
TF-CBT is the worldwide leading intervention for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in children and young people. It is the first line treatment approach from NICE for children who have experienced trauma, including sexual trauma.
It was developed by Judith Cohen, Tony Mannarino and Esther Deblinger* and its efficacy has been demonstrated in over twenty RCTs across the world for a wide range of traumas including domestic violence, sexual trauma and sexual abuse, neighbourhood/community violence, and natural disasters.
This training is suitable for people who have been working with children and adolescents in mental health settings; ideally with a core qualification, and who have well developed skills working with children and adolescents and their families. Familiarity with the CBT approach of exploring and linking thoughts feelings and behaviour is important but no deeper knowledge is assumed; similarly practitioners need to be comfortable working with parents and carers alongside the work with children and young people. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we will spend some time looking at delivering this intervention on-line as well. Trauma work and trauma training mean that you will be exposed to distressing clinical material.
The training is aimed at working with PTSD and not developmental / complex trauma – though NOT limited to single incident traumas and we will briefly look at PTSD in the context of more complex developmental trauma as well.
Caroline Clunies-Ross is a Principal Clinical Psychologist and has been trained by the TF-CBT developers in the USA and has trained and supervised other CAMHS practitioners to use this model for the past five years. An audit of our work within a specialist CAMHS team for CYP who have experienced sexual abuse and assault showed that we are getting the same level of positive outcomes as the research suggests.
Helpful resources related to training can be found here:
Please note you must be able to attend all 3 days:
- Day 1: 30 November (Monday) | 09:00 – 14:30
- Day 2: 1 December (Tuesday) | 09:00 – 14:30
- Day 3: 2 December (Wednesday) | 09:00 – 14:30
There will be 20 spaces available.