Any therapist who uses TF-CBT long enough will invariably encounter clients who present with an intellectual or developmental disability. Can TF-CBT be used with these youth? If yes, how does the therapist make the model "work" for these youth? This advanced training will focus on balancing fidelity and flexibility in delivering TF-CBT to this population by developing creative interventions that can be used throughout the model and creating strategies for engaging these youth.
At the end of this training participants will:
- Be able to determine whether a client with an intellectual or developmental disability is appropriate for TF-CBT.
- Understand how to customize the PRACTICE components with this population.
- Learn how to utilize resources available for these youth and caregivers.
In addition, there will be opportunities for therapists to interact and share ideas and resources with each other.
Applications are open to clinical supervisors and therapists employed by or in contract with a CAC in the Southern region. Participants must meet the following requirements:
- Must be currently providing TF-CBT therapy to children and adolescents
- Must have completed basic TF-CBT training. You do not have to be nationally certified in TF-CBT in order to attend this training. However, you must have at least completed basic TF-CBT training which includes completion of the basic three-day training on TF-CBT and completion of the 9 following consultation calls. (For more information on these requirements, read the national requirements here.)
Due to the demand for TF-CBT training, we are currently allowing a maximum of two therapists to attend from any one CAC. Additionally, because this program is funded by a grant from the Department of Justice to provide training to CACs and MDTs within the Southern region, we will be accepting applications from only the Southern region (AL, AR, DE, GA, FL, KY, LA, MD, MS, OK, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV and DC) at this time.
Jennifer Wilgocki, MS, LCSW
Jennifer has been a child and family therapist for 25 years and a clinical supervisor for 18 years, specializing in the treatment of trauma, attachment disorders, children in foster care, and high-risk adolescent behaviors. She is the co-author of Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care. She is an approved national trainer and consultant for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS). Jennifer has a private practice in the Midwest Center for Psychotherapy and Sex Therapy in Middleton, Wisconsin. In addition to providing psychotherapy at Midwest Center, Jennifer frequently provides training and consultation to therapists locally, regionally, and nationally.
Dr. Michael Gomez, Ph.D.
Michael was previously on the 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 TF-CBT, treatment of adolescents with problematic sexual behaviors (PSB), PCIT, TARGET, and assessment and diagnostics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He is one of the three national co-chairs for the National Child Traumatic Stress Networks (NCTSN) Trauma and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Workgroup (formerly the NCTSN Trauma and ASD Community of Practice), as well as a member of the NCTSN Steering Committee, the NCTSN Affiliate Advisory Group, and the NCTSN Youth Task Force. Michael is currently director of the Adversity and Resilience Community Center (ARCC), a child trauma behavioral health clinic in the West Texas area where he is committed to dissemination of evidence-based practices in psychology.
- Day 1: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Day 2: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Note that all times are Central Standard Time (CST).
Virtual training will be held over Zoom. Registrants will receive a link in their confirmation email. Attendee are required to have their cameras on for the duration of the training.
Continuing education (CE) for this training is sponsored by the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC). Applications for CE will be available during the training. You must be in full attendance each day to receive credit. For virtual trainings, attendees are required to have their cameras on for the duration of the training. It is the responsibility of participants to check the regulations of their state licensing jurisdictions for continuing education requirements.
CE Credit Offered
Counseling: Implementing TF-CBT with Youth with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities Training offers a maximum of 10 Counseling continuing education contact hours. National Children's Advocacy Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6923. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. National Children's Advocacy Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the Program.
Marriage & Family Therapy: Implementing TF-CBT with Youth with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities Training offers a maximum of 10 Marriage and Family Therapy continuing education contact hours. National Children's Advocacy Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6923. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. National Children's Advocacy Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the Program.
Social Work: This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886746741-1918) for 10 continuing education contact hours.
Up to 5.00 contact hours are available per day. Continuing education is awarded on a daily basis, with daily attendance required. Partial daily credit is not offered.
Applications will be available during the training. Participants wishing to make application for continuing education must submit a completed application within 30 days of attending the training. Applications received after 30 days will not be processed.
CE verification is emailed to continuing education applicants following receipt of completed CE forms. All participants are required to be in full attendance each day.
Need a duplicate certificate?
To obtain an official duplicate CE Certificate for a training sponsored by NCAC, attendees must submit a request form and $15.00 fee payment to NCAC. The fee payment may be submitted electronically or by mail.
- Due to the volume of requests for duplicate certificates, receiving your certificate may take up to two weeks.
- Registration and attendance records are only kept on file for six (6) years. We are not able to honor requests for certificates for trainings or conferences that happened more than six years ago from today’s date.
Duplicate certificates are $15.00. Please consider your request carefully before submitting a form and payment, as there are no refunds for this service.
- Electronic Submission: Submit a request form (https://forms.gle/TLHWB3M1i2Q3yGAa7)
- Paper Submission: Contact NCAC Continuing Education for a paper request at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-327-3781. All certificates will be sent via email unless otherwise requested.
All questions regarding the program, continuing education for your discipline and/or state, learning objectives, presenters, or for grievance issues, contact the National Children’s Advocacy Center at email@example.com.
CE is not awarded for the opening remarks, introductions, breaks, or lunch.
Training content offered is for beginning skill level.
Lecture, demonstration, audio/visual, experiential practice of techniques, case-study, research presentation, large and small group discussion methodologies are used.
The NCAC adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and similar state, federal, and local laws. NCAC provides appropriate accommodations to training participants with legally-recognized disabilities, including physical, visual, and auditory disabilities. If you require special accommodations, please contact Sarah Hubbard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the NCAC CE Program attempts to anticipate issues and assure fair treatment for all participants to conduct and experience valid and successful CE activities, there may be occasional issues which require intervention and/or action on the part of NCAC’s CE Program.
If a participant is not satisfied with the CE Program for any reason, the participant should submit a written complaint or grievance to the National Children’s Advocacy Center Attn: Training Center, 210 Pratt Avenue, NE, Huntsville, AL 35801 or via email at email@example.com within 30 days following completion of the CE program (e.g., event, course, scheduled training). The NCAC Training Center shall address participants’ complaints and grievances in accordance with the procedures outlined below in this statement of CE Grievance Policy and Procedures.
Grievance Policy Procedures:
- To register a complaint or grievance (e.g., refund request or complaints about course content, facilities, non-receipt of certificates, or any matter/occurrence) related to the CE Program, submit a written, detailed complaint or grievance to the National Children’s Advocacy Center Training Center, 210 Pratt Avenue, NE, Huntsville, AL 35801 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days following completion of the CE Program.
- The CE Program will respond in a timely and ethical manner.
- Complaints will be reviewed by the CE Program Coordinator and the CE Advisory Committee and responded to in writing within 30 days after receipt of written complaint.
- The written response will document the complaint/grievance and the involvement of each member of the CE Advisory Committee in the discussion and resolution of the issue; and
- The written response will inform the complainant that if there is a dissatisfaction with the resolution proposed by the CE Program, he/she may request a fair hearing for due process review or mediation by a neutral party.
- A record of all written complaints/grievances and the CE Program’s written response to these are kept on file in the CE Program Office and reported to necessary CE approval boards during renewal application. Summary information is shared with CE Advisory Committee and utilized to improve future courses.
There is no fee to attend this training. However, anyone who is interested in attending this training must complete an application. Applications are open to clinical supervisors and therapists employed by or in contract with a CAC in the Southern region. However, due to the demand for TF-CBT training, we are currently allowing a maximum of two clinicians to attend from any one CAC.
The deadline to submit an application is November 11th. (Please note that submitting an application doesn't guarantee acceptance.) All applicants will be notified by November 22nd via email if they have been accepted or not.
Because this is a live training with the option of receiving Continuing Education credits, attendees are required to have their cameras on for the duration of the training.
Applications for this training are closed.