What are the requirements for therapist certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)?

In addition to completing the training and consultation processes outlined above, a therapist must meet the following requirements:

  • has a graduate degree in a mental health discipline and is professionally licensed
  • complete three separate Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) cases (two involving a caregiver), utilizing at least one objective measure to assess treatment progress with each case
  • pass a TF-CBT knowledge-based examination

Initial certification is good for 5 years. Recertification requires continued work with TF-CBT cases as well as completion of some on-line training modules.

More information about certification requirements can be found at https://tfcbt.org.