Course Summary

Practice Level: Intermediate

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most important advancements in the field of psychotherapy (Hofmann, 2021). One iteration of CBT is a specialized treatment called Trauma-focused CBT (TF-CBT) which was created to treat trauma and traumatic grief in children and adolescents. It is considered to be the gold standard of care. This course is an overview of TF-CBT and illustrates how to treat trauma and traumatic grief in children and adolescents from a TF-CBT perspective. The course examines the underlying principles of trauma treatment and presents an applied case example, which is used as a guide throughout the course. This course is designed for social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and counselors whose clinical work with children and adolescents is likely to benefit from this treatment modality.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you’re ready, purchase the course by clicking the “Add To Cart” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe trauma and the theoretical underpinnings of trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Explain the PRACTICE approach and specific interventions for providing TF-CBT to children and adolescents
  • Identify clinical considerations in the provision of TF-CBT for children and adolescents.

Course Syllabus


Overview of Trauma


Case Example

Psychoeducation and Parenting Skills

Relaxation skills,

Affective regulation skills

Cognitive coping skills

Trauma narrative and cognitive processing of the traumatic event

In vivo mastery of trauma reminders

Conjoint child-parent sessions

Enhancing safety

Clinical Considerations


Diversity Considerations




Scott H Waltman, PsyD, ABPP

Scott H Waltman, PsyD, ABPP, is a clinician, international trainer, and practice-based researcher. His interests include evidence-based psychotherapy practice, training, and implementation in systems that provide care to underserved populations. He is certified as a qualified Cognitive Therapist and Trainer/Consultant by the Academy of Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies. He also is board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a board member for the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy. More recently, Dr. Waltman, worked as a CBT trainer for one of Dr. Aaron Beck’s CBT implementation teams in the Philadelphia public mental health system. He is the first author of the book Socratic Questioning for Therapists and Counselors: Learn How to Think and Intervene like a Cognitive Behavior Therapist.

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