Training Events

TF-CBT | Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

May 27-29 | June 3-5 | Aug 13-14 | Oct 1-2 | Dec 3-4


Registration fee for 2-day training is $250 and includes all course materials and 11 Continuing Education Credits.  Participants of this training are required to have a Master's level degree, or be actively enrolled in a Master's level program.

In-person future trainings @ Embassy Suites | 2700 Corporate Exchange Drive | Columbus | 43231

What is TF-CBT?

  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, or TF-CBT, is an evidence-based form of therapy specifically adapted for children who have experienced trauma and who are having significant emotional and/or behavioral problems related to their traumatic life events.
  • The goal of this 2-day training is to prepare clinicians to begin the practice of Trauma-Focused CBT.
  • TF-CBT (Cohen, Mannarino & Deblinger) is a psychosocial treatment model designed to treat post-traumatic stress and related emotional and behavioral problems in children.
  • Initially developed to address the psychological trauma associated with child sexual abuse, the model has been adapted for use with children who have a wide array of traumatic experiences, including domestic violence, traumatic loss, and the often multiple psychological traumas experienced by children prior to foster care placement. 
  • Learn more about TF-CBT

About the Trainer:

Kristine Buffington, MSW, LISW-S is a certified TF-CBT trainer, with more than 20 years of experience.  Kristine is considered an expert in trauma informed care and trains providers, courts, agencies, and therapists nationwide in TF-CBT under the direction of Judith Cohen, MD and Anthony Mannarino, Ph.D., the developers of this treatment model. Kristine served as Chair of the Ohio Department of Mental Health Child Trauma Task Force Training and Evidence Based Practices Committee. She is a former member and past chair of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Juvenile Delinquency Committee. 

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