'TF-CBT: Trauma-Focused CBT for Children and Families' is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited training for professionals working in mental health and related areas.
It is the only Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT) training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams/organisations and can be attended face-to-face or online. Adult (all ages) version also available.
TF-CBT includes a range of interventions, including Psychoeducation, Parenting skills, Relaxation, Developing a helpful narrative of the traumatic event, Conjoint parent-child sessions, and Enhancing safety and future development.
Its overall aim is to apply relevant CBT techniques to help the young person while maintaining a therapeutic relationship with the parents as well. It typically covers a dozen or so sessions. It is not normally used where the young person's trauma has been caused by the parents.
This course aims at addressing the needs of children and adolescents with PTSD and other difficulties related to traumatic life events. Research suggests that TF-CBT is effective in helping children who have experienced traumatic events.
You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course and access to the online exam if you wish to uprate your APT accreditation to Level 2.
Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.
Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 125,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.
Booking this training is easy...
For teams and organisations:
We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.
Price: $7,650 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: $480 per person.
Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:
Live, interactive online course exclusively for your team or organisation.
Price: $6,900 for a group of up to 15 people (price includes a workbook for every delegate, posted to one address). Extra delegates $420 per person.
Option 3: 'Train the Trainer':
If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organisation, under license.
This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.
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We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last four runnings of this course, which are updated periodically.
*This online live ratings are taken from the last ten runnings of the course in this format.
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments our Child and Adolescent courses have received.
"Without a doubt the most informative, relevant and enjoyable training I have attended to date.”
"I can honestly say as a Manager who has worked in Residential Care for 8 years that this was one of the most beneficial courses that I have been on. It was very well executed and the information was clear, well explained, interesting and beneficial … There has been relevant learning that I can take back to my team that will benefit our work practice in the future."