14th Annual Opening Pandora's Box Conference

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:15pm

Widener University

.Dr. Esther Deblinger headshot

Featuring Esther Deblinger, Ph.D.


  • How have evidence-based mental health practices evolved over time?
  • How does TF-CBT meet the mental health treatment needs of youth impacted by sexual abuse?
  • What are the components of TF-CBT?
  • How can clinicians engage parents/caregivers in TF-CBT treatment?
  • What are some creative approaches to helping children and families impacted by trauma?

This program will provide a historical perspective on the development of evidence based mental health practices with a specific focus on the development of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for Youth and their Caregivers. Dr. Deblinger will share her professional and personal journey in the context of developing and examining the efficacy of TF-CBT with children impacted by sexual abuse and other traumas.

The practice components of TF-CBT will be highlighted in terms of their implementation with youth as well as caregivers. Dr. Deblinger will demonstrate therapy engagement strategies designed to reduce dropout rates and increase treatment completion. Treatment videos and role plays will be shared to highlight creative strategies designed to successfully implement TF-CBT with youth and their caregivers.

Participation in this conference will enable you to:

    • 1) Describe the history and development of evidence-based mental health practices
    • 2) Describe the history and research supporting the use of TF-CBT with youth impacted by sexual abuse
    • 3) Identify the practice components of TF-CBT in work with youth impacted by trauma
    • 4) Identify practice components of TF-CBT in work with parents/caregivers
    • 5) Utilize therapy engagement strategies that increase treatment completion rates
    • 6) Utilize creative strategies for helping families impacted by trauma

Early registration discount through Thursday, June 1st!

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