Advanced TF-CBT for PSB

Implementing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for Preschool and School-Age Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB) Related to Trauma

This advanced training is for mental health professionals who previously completed Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) training and will aim to increase participants' understanding of Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB) in children.  The training will address multiple topics including dispelling myths commonly held about children with PSB and improving provider efficacy in assessing and addressing PSB as well as how to implement TF-CBT with trauma-related PSB.  Focus areas include behavioral parent training skills (e.g., supervision, guidance, safety, and managing PSB), sex education, empathy and acknowledgement, and sensitivity handling trauma narration when the child has also acted out with another child.

There is an application for this training as well as pre-work that includes readings.  Attendees need to be professionally license eligible, successfully completed TF-CBT training (i.e., web-based, in-person, and consultation calls), and successfully completed three TF-CBT cases using a standardized assessment measure to assess progress (two of these cases must have actively involved caregivers) to participate in this advanced TF-CBT training.  Consultation calls will occur following the training.

Download 2024 Fall Advanced TF-CBT for PSB Announcement.

   Amanda Mitten, MA   

 Kate Drewry, MSW 

 Carrie Jenkins, MA 

The 1.5 day advanced TF-CBT training and consultation calls are provided by TF-CBT and PSB-CBT Trainers.

Ben Sigel, PhD

Roy Van Tassell, MS

Please note:
This is an advanced TF-CBT training in which support is provided for addressing trauma-related PSB within TF-CBT treatment for children 12 and under, and not training in a new and/or different treatment model.  Furthermore, the treatment of PSB in the absence of trauma symptoms as well as youth over age 12 are not training objectives.  This training is not designed to replace formal training in evidence-based treatments for PSB (e.g., PSB-CBT™).

Advanced TF-CBT for PSB Resources