Can a clinician previously trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) now become certified? (What if a clinician has already been trained in TF-CBT at the beginning of a PCCD project?)

The Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) therapist certification program was launched in September of 2013. Therapists trained before this time may have completed the training process but not had the opportunity to become certified. There are also instances where a therapist attends TF-CBT training but, for any number of reasons, does not participate in consultations calls or does not become certified.

If a previously trained therapist has not completed consultation, he/she must do so within two years of the live 2-day training in order to be eligible for certification. If this time frame has expired or it is not possible to complete consultation within two years of the training, the therapist will need to repeat the live training.

If a therapist completed training and consultation prior to 2/1/2013, he or she may still be eligible to apply for certification and should contact the developers at for more information.

There is no “deadline” for becoming certified once training and consultation have been completed.