TF-CBT Cohort 26Statewide

COVID-19: NC CTP will continue to monitor public health recommendations regarding social distancing and will update training dates as needed. In the event that in-person training dates (currently scheduled for fall 2021 and beyond) need to be updated to virtual training dates, trainees will be given ample notice.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Learning Collaboratives train teams from community based mental health agencies. Our model relies on clinicians training together with an administrative leader from their agency to ensure successful implementation and sustainability.

TF-CBT Learning Collaboratives include 7 face-to-face training days (or 14 virtual training half days), with bi-weekly individual clinical consultation calls and monthly group clinical consultation calls between training dates. In order to graduate, trainees must complete a full course of TF-CBT with at least 2 clients.

Who Should Apply?

  • Applicants are encouraged to apply as part of a team, which can bolster clinical implementation and model sustainability efforts both during and after the training period.
  • When reviewing applications, preference will be given to committed teams with a highly supportive Senior Leader.
  • Individual practitioners are also welcome to apply and may be paired with other individual practitioners for support/peer supervision during the Learning Collaborative.

Team Member Requirements

Senior Leaders (at least 1 per team) must have:

  • Administrative responsibility within their organization and/or within the local mental health community;
  • Authority to make systematic changes (e.g., procedures, budgeting) to support the implementation of TF-CBT within their organization and/or across their community.

Clinicians (6 per team maximum) must:

  • Provide psychotherapy to at least 5 children per week.
  • Serve the NC Medicaid population or have the ability to offer services free of charge.
  • Be a licensed clinician in North Carolina, including clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, psychological associates, psychologists, child psychiatrists, nurse specialists or practitioners. (Provisionally licensed applicants will be considered.)

Application Dates

Application Release

March 31st 2021

Information Calls

April 13th 2021 10:00 am EDT

Join via Zoom

Call-In Number: +1 301 715 8592, Meeting ID 999 7993 1226

April 19th 2020 2:00 pm EDT

Zoom Link: Join via Zoom

Call-In Number:

+1 301 715 8592, Meeting ID 913 7781 9357.

Application Due Date

June 4th 2021

Acceptance Notification

July 23rd 2021

Application Link

Training dates

Orientation (Virtual)

September 29th – 30th 2021 8:30 am – 12:15 pm EDT


October 6th – 7th 2021 8:30 am – 12:15 pm EDT

Learning Session 1 (Virtual)

October 27th – 28th 2021 8:30 am – 12:15 pm EDT


November 3rd – 4th 2021 8:30 am – 12:15 pm EDT

Learning Session 2 (Virtual)

January 19th – 20th 2021 8:30 am – 12:15 pm EDT


January 26th– 27th 2021 8:30 am – 12:15 pm EDT

Learning Session 3 (Virtual)

June 22-23rd 2022 8:30 am – 12:15 pm EDT

Clinician Tuition


Senior Leader Tuition


Other costs

Staff time and travel costs for 7 days of in person training


Staff time for 14 virtual half-days

Staff time to meet other training requirements (e.g., client screening and assessment; weekly TF-CBT sessions, planning time, and data collection; biweekly individual consultation calls, and monthly group consultation calls, and at least monthly implementation team meetings)

Materials for session activities (games, books, craft supplies, etc.).

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