Online Clinical Trainings
Below you'll find links to online training courses for empirically-based, trauma-focused treatments offered by various partners for clinicians and others. The NMVVRC also offers a variety of clinical support services.
TF-CBTWeb2.0 is an online training course for mental health professionals learning Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), a treatment protocol for children and adolescents suffering from PTSD or PTSD-like symptoms. It was developed in close collaboration with the TF-CBT developers and is comprised of 11 learning modules that cover the foundations of TF-CBT and each of the treatment components. Each module has a concise explanation of the treatment component, video demonstrations of treatment procedures and techniques, and clinical materials and resources. It has a course fee of $35.
This free course was designed to be completed AFTER the TFCBTWeb course, and it highlights specific techniques to incorporate into TF-CBT with clients whose presenting trauma is Child Traumatic Grief. Like TF-CBTWeb, it includes instructions, expert demonstrations, and guidance on managing clinical challenges that often arise with these clients.
CPTWeb2.0 is an online training course for mental health professionals learning Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), a treatment protocol for adults suffering from PTSD or PTSD-like symptoms. It was developed in close collaboration with the CPT developers and is comprised of 13 learning modules that cover the foundations of CPT and each of the treatment components. Each module has a concise explanation of the treatment component, video demonstrations of treatment procedures and techniques, and clinical materials and resources. It has a course fee of $40.
Prolonged Exposure is another evidence-based PTSD treatment, and this free online learning introduces learners to its theory, methods, and strategies. The creation of this course was funded by the Veterans Administration, so there is a focus on military and combat-related PTSD, but the principles and methods can be applied to any cause of PTSD, including mass violence.
Unlike the other online courses described above, this free course is intended for non-clinical professionals, including child advocacy center employees, teachers, child welfare workers, and others who work with traumatized children. The modules of this course provide a broad overview of the scope of child trauma, its impact on children and families, case management for families affected by trauma, and primers on evidence-based treatment for this population.
This free online course provides training in Behavioral Activation and Therapeutic Exposure, an integrated treatment approach for first responders with symptoms of depression and PTSD. The course was funded by FEMA through their Fire Prevention and Safety program and therefore focuses primarily on firefighters, but many of the principles and techniques can be applied to a variety of first responder populations.