Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with Consultation Calls

9:00am - January 29, 2024 thru 4:00pm - January 30, 2024 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
Registration Deadline: December 4, 2023
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The Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training has reached the maximum attendance capacity and the application period has been closed. 


The Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center will host a virtual Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) training and 12 consultation calls (dates to be determined) for 24 behavioral health professionals and school mental health counselors in HHS Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin).


TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents from 3- to-18-year-old. TF-CBT aims to help children, adolescents, and their caregivers overcome adverse events such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, child maltreatment, discrimination, and other types of traumatic events. It is a components-based treatment model that incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic principles and techniques. The presenter will provide strategies and adaptations that are culturally responsive for diverse communities.  




  • You must submit an application to be considered for enrollment in this training.
  • Applicants must work in HHS Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI) to be considered.
  • Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis for those who qualify.
  • Limited space is available. Please only apply if you can commit to fully participating in the two virtual training sessions (January 29 & 30, 2024) and the 12 follow-up consultation calls.



HOW TO APPLY: Please click the “Register” button at the top of the page to apply.



APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted by December 4, 2023. Approved applicants will be notified by December 11, 2023.




  • Understand and implement “PRAC” skills for youth safety and stabilization in addition to basic coping skills.
  • Understand and implement a Trauma Narration process to conduct deeper level exploration and restructuring of traumatic experiences for youth.
  • Integrate caregivers into the TFCBT model to maximize the effectiveness of the model and be consistent with the empirical literature.
  • Discuss the effects of secondary trauma and burnout in working with child trauma populations.
  • Complete 12 consultation calls for the purpose of facilitating the implementation of TF-CBT into practice.




Participants who fully attend this training series will receive a 11 continuing education from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).




Michael Gomez

Michael Gomez, PhD, has held multiple positions in the field of mental health. He was previously on staff at Bradley Hospital, Lifespan Institute, one of the teaching hospitals for the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Dr. Gomez was also previously director of the Adversity and Resilience Community Center (ARCC), a child trauma behavioral health clinic in the West Texas area where he was also Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech University Psychological Sciences; the Texas Tech University College of Education; and the TTUHSC School of Nursing. He was previously faculty at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect/Child Study Center Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the OU Health and Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. He specializes in Trauma-Focused CBT, treatment of adolescents with problematic sexual behaviors (PSB), PCIT, TARGET, and assessment of autism spectrum disorders. He is a Nationally Certified TF-CBT Trainer; of which he is one of 70 in the world.  Additionally, he is a Nationally Certified CE-CERT Trainer, a model for addressing burnout and vicarious trauma in providers, of which he is one of 10 in the US. He is also a nationally certified PCIT therapist.  He is trained in assessment and diagnostics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He is one of the three founders of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s (NCTSN) Trauma and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Workgroup (formerly the NCTSN Trauma and ASD Community of Practice). He was also a member of the NCTSN Steering Committee, the NCTSN Affiliate Program, and the NCTSN Youth Action Committee. 



The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.