TF-CBTConsult is a joint project of the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC; the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA; and the CARES Institute at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ.
TF-CBTConsult was made possible by grant award number 208.0327 from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Supplemented material for TF-CBTConsult was made possible with funding from the Wakefern Food Corporation. We thank them for their generous support.
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, was developed jointly by Esther Deblinger, Ph.D., Co-Director of the New Jersey CARES Institute at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's School of Osteopathic Medicine, and Judith Cohen, M.D., and Anthony Mannarino, Ph.D., who are the Medical Director and Director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, Allegheny General Hospital, in Pittsburgh, PA. Their pioneering work developing and testing this treatment model serves as the basis for TF-CBTConsult. Drs. Cohen, Mannarino and Deblnger constructed the answers to the questions in TF-CBTConsult and appeared in the videos. Thanks to them for being willing to share their enormous clinical expertise and experience with the rest of us.
- We would like to thank the children and teens who served as “clients” for the demonstration videos. Please note, no one in trauma treatment appeared in the video demonstrations.
- Thanks to the TF-CBT Train the Trainers group for their help in selecting the questions for TF-CBTConsult and reviewing the site.
- We would like to thank Samantha Friedenberg, Carla Danielson, Ph.D., Alyssa Rheingold, Ph.D., Rochelle Hanson, Ph.D., Connie Guille, MD, Alesia Hawkins, Ph.D., Simone Barr, Ph.D., Angie Begle, Ph.D., Kristyn Zajac, Ph.D., and Jenna McCauley, Ph.D., from the MUSC National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center who all made significant contributions to TF-CBTConsult.
- Thanks to the staff of the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center for their contributions to TF-CBTConsult.
- Ben Saunders, Ph.D., and Dan Smith, Ph.D., from the MUSC National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, contributed to the content material, directed video production, provided editorial and technical oversight and coordinated the development, programming, testing, and launch of TF-CBTConsult.
- The TF-CBTConsult Web site was constructed and is maintained by the Center for Academic and Research Computing at the Medical University of South Carolina, under the direction of Mary Mauldin, Ed.D. Programming, editing, videography, and other technical contributions were completed by Daniel Dean, M.S., Jonathan Coultas, and Ben Gilbertson. Graphic arts were designed by Kathy Downey. Many thanks to the CARC staff.
- Ben Saunders, Ph.D., serves as the Director of TF-CBTConsult. Dan Smith, Ph.D., serves as the Co-Director and Jan Koenig, M.Ed., is the course coordinator.
DISCLAIMER:Opinions and points of view in this Website are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Wakefern Food Corporation, the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, or Allegheny General Hospital. All people appearing in the video demonstrations in TF-CBTConsult were volunteers who gave their informed consent or assent to be recorded and have their likeness appear in this Website. Parental consent was obtained for all minors appearing in videos. No one in trauma treatment appeared in the video demonstrations.