In-Person September 2024- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Basic Learning Community in Denver, CO

Includes a Live In-Person Event on 09/11/2024 at 9:00 AM (MDT)


This live training will take place in person in Denver, CO, September 11, 12, and 13, 2024, from 9 am - 5 pm (MST). There will be a second virtual learning session on December 12, 2024, from 9:00am - 3:00pm (MST) / 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST with Ashley Fiore, LCSW. We are applying for CEs through NASW and NBCC. This will be an interactive and participatory training experience with pre-work and action period assignments that build participants’ skills at implementing TF-CBT with children and families with fidelity and clinical competence. Clinicians will receive a training packet, private online access to over 800 downloadable clinical resources for TF-CBT, access to a private TF-CBT Clinical Discussion Forum with other participants and includes 12 group consultation calls 

Additionally, there will be a free, virtual 3-hour senior leader track available to assist participants' supervisors with implementing TF-CBT in your CAC led by Geoff Sidoli, LCSW. The purpose is to support client engagement and facilitate successful completion of the model, learn ways to use outcome data to support best clinical practice and secure funding, and to sustain TF-CBT practice in your organization.  Senior leaders/supervisors will meet for virtual training on August 29, 2024 from 10:00am - 12:00 pm MST / 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST and also participate in a mid-point group consultation call. Please include your senior leader/supervisor's name and email address with your registration. 

Pre-Training Assignments are due September 3, 2024 Note: It is important that participants complete all Pre-Training Assignments to maximize their learning during training, which will focus on applying those concepts. The first of 12 group consultation calls will be held Wednesday, August 28, 2024, 12:00 pm -1:00 pm MST / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT.

Attendees should have an active caseload appropriate for TF-CBT and be ready to apply the model. Supervisors are welcome to attend training; however, if they are not carrying their own active TF-CBT cases, they will not meet criteria to seek national certification.

There is a cap of 50 attendees for this training. You must be paid in full to count toward the participation cap. It is strongly recommended you pay with credit card to ensure your spot is secure. If you plan to pay by check, you must email Jami Bolton,, to let us know you are sending a check. The check must be received by August 28, 2024.

If registration is full, this means that our capacity has been met. Please email, and we will add you to the waiting list. 

The cost for the training is $450 and includes 12 consultation calls. You may use NCA grant funds for this training. Your spot will not be reserved until payment is received. If you are paying by check, please mail ASAP to ensure your spot. 

To pay by check, select "check" under payment method during check out. After checking out, please save your invoice or email confirmation. 

Mail your check and invoice, payable to National Children's Alliance, to:

National Children's Alliance P.O. Box 71477 Washington, DC 20024 

Your name and TF-CBT Intro must be on the check memo or on a note with your check, otherwise it will not be approved. Do not mail checks to the former NCA office address, please use the PO Box listed above.

The Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) training is appropriate for Master’s level therapists and above or those who are working on a Master’s degree and providing mental health services under the supervision of a licensed professional. TF-CBT has more data (25 + randomized trials and a number of quasi-experimental studies) to support the model’s effectiveness in helping children and families overcome the impact of child abuse and trauma than any other therapy model available. TF-CBT has been recognized by the federal government as a model program and is included on numerous websites for evidence-based practices. 

At the conclusion of this TF-CBT training, participants will be able to: 

  •  Evaluate which cases would benefit from TF-CBT and successfully engage families in treatment
  •  Create session agendas and structure TF-CBT sessions to meet fidelity standards
  •  Explain how to integrate gradual exposure into every TF-CBT session
  • Support children and teens in developing skills that enhance coping and symptom reduction in the aftermath of trauma 
  • Support caregivers in developing coping skills and parenting strategies for responding to children’s therapeutic needs in the aftermath of trauma 
  • Apply and implement the PRACTICE components of TF-CBT with families impacted by trauma 

Upon completion of the virtual training, participants will have most of the requirements for formal certification in TF-CBT (obtained through the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy National Therapist Certification Program). The Virtual Training and group calls count toward the requirements for national certification in TF-CBT. However, a few additional guidelines for national certification must be met as established by the developers. (For more information, please see participants are required to have a web camera (i.e., on a laptop computer or cell phone) in order to participate in the TF-CBT 4-day training via web-platform. 

The training will be offered over 4 days including:

3-day Learning Session 1: IN PERSON

Wednesday, Sept 11, 2024: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm MST     

Thursday, Sept 12, 2024: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm MST     

Friday, Sept 13, 2024: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm MST    

1-day Learning Session 2: VIRTUAL

Thursday, December 12, 2024: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MST / 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

Pre-Requisite: TF-CBTWeb *please note that there is a $35 fee that is NOT covered as part of your registration and which is paid to the Medical University of South Carolina through TF-CBTWeb.

Completion of TF-CBT Web2.0 is required as a prerequisite to the virtual TF-CBT training and proof of completion should be submitted to Jami Bolton at NCA 3 days prior to Day 1 of the virtual training.  Email your certificate of completion to 


To register for this training, you will need an NCA Engage account. If you do not have one, visit NCA Engage Getting Started page for step-by-step instructions to request an NCA Engage account. The account request form will include a field that asks for an Organizational ID number. The Organizational ID number will inform us that the person signing into NCA Engage is employed at or partnered with a member organization. Please email if you need your Organizational ID. If you are not employed at or partnered with a member organization, please enter MH24 as your Organizational ID for non-member access to NCA Engage. Non-member access will provide access to the training. 

 ** As a reminder, if you are paying by check, your training registration is incomplete, and your spot will not be reserved, until your check is received and is manually approved by our staff. Your name and TF-CBT Intro must be on the check memo or on a note with your check, otherwise it will not be approved. Do not mail checks to the former NCA office address, please use the PO Box listed above. 

If you need any disability accommodations for this training, please reach out to Jami Bolton,

By registering for this training, I agree to the following:

-I will complete all Pre-training assignments and email proof of my certificate of completion for TF-CBT Web 2.0 to Jami Bolton by September 3, 2024,

-I will provide brief monthly data regarding my caseload to meet funder requirements; this enables NCA to offer training at a reduced rate for trainees.

-Successful completion of TF-CBT Training includes: participating in all training activities, including didactic portion and interactive breakout activities and discussions; having my camera on during training and consultation calls; remaining in a stationary, private space during training and consultation; attending and participating in at least 75% of all scheduled group consultation calls (9 of 12), presenting my own TF-CBT treatment case during group consultation at least once. 

 For any questions or concerns related to this training, or your participation, please contact Jami Bolton,

Once you have registered, we will send you the information for lodging, which has been secured at the government rate. Lunch will be on your own for all 3 days, but FREE breakfast at the hotel will be provided!


Training Evaluation: September 2024 Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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Live In-Person Event
09/11/2024 at 9:00 AM (MDT)   |  2 days, 8 hours
09/11/2024 at 9:00 AM (MDT)   |  2 days, 8 hours

Ashley Fiore, MSW, LCSW

National Trainer

National Children's Alliance Institute for Better Mental Health Outcomes

Ashley Fiore has worked with CACs throughout her professional career as a clinician, clinical director, program manager, trainer, and consultant. She has assessed and treated over 2,000 children and families using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT). Prior to joining NCA, Ashley served as clinical faculty for the North Carolina Child Treatment Program, where she trained TF-CBT and provided individual and group consultation to clinicians using a learning collaborative model. She has expertise in the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based, trauma focused, child/family interventions. Ashley is a certified trainer in TF-CBT and AF-CBT and has provided training/consultation on trauma-informed comprehensive clinical assessments, trauma-related problematic sexual behaviors in children, and implementation support of evidence-based treatment models. She received her MSW from UNC-Chapel Hill, and enjoys gardening, making pottery, and hiking in her free time. 

Geoff Sidoli, MSW, LCSW

Coordinator of Mental Health Programs

National Children's Alliance

Geoff Sidoli, MSW, LCSW, is the current Coordinator for NCA’s Institute for Better Mental Health Outcomes.  He assists CACs around the country implementing, building, and sustaining mental health services.  Prior to coming to NCA, Geoff was the executive director of a CAC in Asheville, NC where he supervised a clinical department that assessed and treated trauma and problematic sexual behavior (PSB) utilizing multiple evidence-based/supported models, including a PSB model that he developed.  Geoff has a broad history of work with trauma and sexual violence for over 30 years including the assessment and treatment of individuals that have caused sexual harm.  He speaks regionally and nationally on the topic of sexual abuse, trauma assessment and treatment.  He served on several state/national boards and work groups that focus on intervention and prevention of sexual harm and trauma.