In Pennsylvania, the EPISCenter has taken steps to coordinate training across PCCD-funded projects. The following suggestions are based on training costs for programs funded by PCCD for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Whenever possible the EPISCenter will coordinate training across providers to minimize expenses.
|Category||Cost Estimate Per Clinician||Estimated Time Required||Notes|
|TF-CBT Web 2.0 Training (on-line)||$35||11 Hours||Agencies may want to consider loss of billable time as part of the training cost.|
|2-Day Live Training||$200 - $300||16 Hours + travel||PCCD grantees are expected to utilize in-state TF-CBT trainings whenever possible. These are usually offered twice per year.|
|Consultation Call Series||$200 - $360||12 Hours||Estimate is based on having 10 therapists in the group. Cost for a 12-call series for a group of 5-12 therapists ranges from $2,400-$3,600, depending on consultant charges.|
|Therapist Certification||$250||2 Hours||Includes application and testing fees ($125 each)|
|Recommended texts and study time||$70||16 hours||Clinicians are encouraged to read two TF-CBT books written by the developers.|
|Clinical materials||Varies||N/A||Purchase of therapeutic games, workbooks, art supplies, etc. to use when delivering TF-CBT. A list of ideas is provided on the EPISCenter’s Therapist Resources webpage.|
|Supervision||Varies||Varies||Supervisors overseeing TF-CBT clinicians should be trained in the model.|
For therapists who pursue training and consultation independently, the cost may be higher. Available trainings on the TF-CBT website indicate costs ranging from $200-350 for the 2-day training and $250-435 for a series of 12 consultation calls.
Organizations may also want to plan for the following costs:
- Advanced TF-CBT Training
- On-going consultation, beyond the required 12-call series
- Marketing materials
- Data Orientation Training for therapists with PCCD-funded projects (1 hour per therapist)