September 2023- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Basic Learning Community

Includes a Live Web Event on 01/30/2024 at 11:00 AM (EST)

This live training will take place September 19, 20, 21, 2023 and January 30, 2024, from 11:00am - 5:00pm EST with Ashley Fiore, LCSW. There will be 18 CEs by NASW and NBCC. This will be an interactive and participatory virtual 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. Clinical resources for interventions will be shared.

Pre-Training Assignments are due September 12, 2023. 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 Thursday, Sept 14 at 2 pm EST. A Zoom link for this will be provided upon registration receipt.

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 to let us know you are sending a check. The check must be received by August 29, 2023. 

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

Anyone participating in this training will be invited to participate for a free bonus training in Telehealth Delivery of TF-CBT on Nov 8-9, 2023 from 1:00 - 3:30 PM ET with 5 optional consultation calls.

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 (26 + 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 met a portion of the requirements for formal certification in TF-CBT (obtained through the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy National Therapist Certification Program). The Virtual Training will count toward the formal certification in TF-CBT. However, a few guidelines must be met as established by the developers. Training 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:

A 3-day initial training period: 

Tuesday, September 19, 2023: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST  

Wednesday, September 20, 2023: 11:00 am - 5:300 pm EST  

Thursday, September 21, 2023: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST 

A 1-day Booster training:

Tuesday, January 30, 2024: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

Pre-Requisite: TF-CBTWeb

Completion of TF-CBT Web2.0 is required as a prerequisite to the virtual TF-CBT training and 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 MH22 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 Rachael at



Day 1 Link to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
09/19/2023 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
09/19/2023 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
Day 2 Link to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
09/20/2023 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
09/20/2023 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
Day 3 Link to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
09/21/2023 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
09/21/2023 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
Training Evaluation: September 2023 Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
6 Questions
Certificate of Attendance
13.50 Contact Hours credits  |  Certificate available
13.50 Contact Hours credits  |  Certificate available
Day 4 Link to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Booster
01/30/2024 at 11:00 AM (EST)  |  360 minutes
01/30/2024 at 11:00 AM (EST)  |  360 minutes

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.