Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Youth

General Information

Presenter: Felicia R. Neubauer, MSW, LCSW with Esther Deblinger, PhD

Dates: August 28-29, 2023 (8:30 – 4:30 pm EST each day). Followed by 12 Consultation Calls (times to be determined).

Fee: $675 (Earlybird discount until 7/1 $550) Includes full technical support, handouts, and CE credits. Follow-up consultation included in fee.

Venue: Brooklyn, New York

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Youth


Following the completion of the TF-CBT Web 2.0, which is a prerequisite requirement to participate in this training, this 2-day Basic TF-CBT training will orient participants to the TF-CBT PRACTICE components of TF-CBT, and help them to better understand how to implement the treatment with children who have been through trauma and their nonoffending parents/caregivers.  Anecdotal case examples will be shared multiple times during the training to bring the concepts to life. There will be small and large group discussions, opportunities to watch related videotape examples, as well as a couple of role plays in which participants will see the trainer implementing some of the skills live.  In addition, there will be the opportunity for participants to practice trauma narration live in dyads with the trainer able to move into breakout rooms to observe, answer questions, and to assist with fidelity. 


Felicia Neubauer, LCSW, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work MSW program in 1994.  She worked in a community mental health center in Burlington County, New Jersey, first in a host home model JINS shelter program, and later supervised the Family Crisis Intervention Unit for the agency in Burlington County, also providing clinical care herself. Felicia then worked at the CARES Institute for 11 ½ years, under/with TF-CBT co-developer Dr. Esther Deblinger, providing treatment, as well as supervision, training, and consultation related to TF-CBT.  She is an approved national TF-CBT trainer, and certified TF-CBT therapist.  Since going into private practice in Medford, New Jersey 12 years ago, Felicia has continued to implement TF-CBT, as well as to provide TF-CBT trainings and consultation, with occasional training related to trauma as well.  This included in-home provision of TF-CBT during her first year in private practice.  Felicia continues to be “in the trenches” so to speak, delivering the TF-CBT model for youth who have experienced a myriad of traumas and their nonoffending caregivers.  She also co-authored the original “What Do You Know?” card game that the CARES Institute published, and co-authored 2 versions of a couple of book chapters with Dr. Deblinger and CARES Institute colleagues.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Youth


  1. Explain why parents are in an ideal position to coach their children with ADHD regarding friendships
  2. Identify populations of children with ADHD for whom Parental Friendship Coaching is recommended or is not recommended
  3. Describe Parental Friendship Coaching to potential clients to assist in treatment planning and goal-setting
  4. Administer Parental Friendship Coaching to help parents support their children with ADHD and social problems
  5. Troubleshoot common challenges that can arise when administering Parental Friendship Coaching to tailor the program to families’ individual needs
  6. Track and evaluate the effectiveness of Parental Friendship Coaching with clients

Application Deadline

September 4, 2022 or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.

Notification of Acceptance

Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance when registration is complete and payment is received.

Refund/Cancellation Policy 

Tuition/registration payments are refundable (minus $25) until August 6,  2022.  Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).


Conference is via webinar. For live options, there will be handicap accessibility.

Course level


Level of clinician 



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CE Information

Continuing Education Credit is granted through Nefesh International for the following professions: Psychologists, Social workers, Mental Health Counselors, and LMFTs. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Neuhoff Psychological Consulting . NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International, maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Satisfactory Completion:

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, signed in or logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (for pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% is required.) Failure to sign/log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.


Mikami, A.Y. & Normand, S. (2015). The importance of social contextual factors in peer relationships of children with ADHD. Current Developmental Disorders Reports2, 30-37.

Mikami, A.Y., Normand, S., Hudec, K.L., Guiet, J., Na, J.J., Smit, S., Khalis, A., & Maisonneuve, M.-F. (2020). Treatment of friendship problems in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Initial results from a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 88(10), 871-885.

Smit, S., Mikami, A.Y., & Normand, S. (2022). Effects of the Parental Friendship Coaching intervention on parental emotion socialization of children with ADHD. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 50, 101-115.

Mikami, A.Y. & Normand, S. (2022). Parents as friendship coaches for children with ADHD: A clinical guide. New York: Routledge.

These references are authored by the presenters (and the grad students of the presenters), and they reflect the framework and content of the treatment manual, as well as the results of randomized clinical trials testing the efficacy of the Parental Friendship Coaching program. The presenters receive royalties from sales of the manual.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Youth


January 17th 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Attachment and affect regulation:

The four attachment patterns- videos

The fight/flight/freeze responses

January 17th 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The evolution of dissociation

Shame and the freeze response

Addressing the “double-edge” sword of dissociation: empowering/ re-victimizing

Processing the harbingers and manifestations of dissociation

Administering the Dissociative Experiences Scale

January 17th 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Creatively working with dissociation in and out of session-video

Introducing the concept of “choice”

Anchoring, aromatherapy, re-grounding, Erickson’s flashback halting protocol

Making sure clients are fully present at the end of a live or tele-health session

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Youth