The North Carolina Child Treatment Program offers the opportunity to be a part of the 2010/2011 Learning Collaborative in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
Project Background and Overview
Training through this project will be conducted within the framework of a learning collaborative and is designed not only to provide clinical instruction in TF-CBT but also to enhance fidelity and practice uptake while overcoming implementation barriers.
The NC CTP Learning Collaborative will be based on guidelines established by the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. These guidelines, as published in, “The NCCTS Learning Collaborative Model for the Adoption and Implementation of Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment” (NCCTS 2008), describe the underlying quality improvement methodology used by the model and how it can be used to disseminate evidence-based interventions at the community level.
In addition to the standard Learning Collaborative, each clinician is paired with a clinical trainer endorsed by the model developers. Through this one-on-one relationship, clinicians will be able to receive expert individual consultation regarding their TF-CBT cases session by session. The result will be an integrated training and quality improvement process.
NC CTP aims to serve community-based agencies and teams of individual clinicians serving children ages 3 to 18 along with their primary caregivers. Selected teams will receive Intensive training and Clinical Consultation. Administrators and supervisors will also attend learning opportunities designed to address infrastructure and readiness issues related to Initiating and sustaining a TF-CBT program at the community level.