Our Training Approach

TCIT-U’s Train-the-Trainer approach is designed to equip education and mental health professionals with the expertise to implement TCIT-U independently in schools and childcare settings. Key features of our training model are:

  • High quality
  • Evidence based
  • Practical
  • Sustainable
  • Impactful

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“The trainers coming on-site to observe, support, and coach in the field was invaluable”


TCIT-U training is based on our research, which has found that local education and mental health professionals can successfully implement intervention after completing training. Our goal is to build an effective, well prepared, TCIT-U Site Training team through a sequence of training and consultation activities over a one-year period:

  • Initial workshop
  • Onsite visits during delivery of TCIT-U with one group of teachers
  • Telephone consultation during delivery of TCIT-U with a second group of teachers
  • Review and discussion of teacher and child progress, and problem-solving, in consultation calls
  • Completion of competency checks showing understanding and skills at delivering TCIT-U with fidelity

TCIT-U’s Train-the-Trainer Approach



Continuing Education Opportunity

TCIT-U has partnered with DePaul Family and Community Services to offer Continuing Education credits for TCIT-U training.

  • Earn 28 hours of CEUs for completing the initial 4-day workshop training.
  • DePaul Family and Community Services is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor Continuing Education programming for Psychologists.
  • Many state licensing boards for social workers and other mental health professionals also  accept CEUs approved by APA


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“Most applicable and useful training I have been to.”
“Love the accountability of this training. Thank you!” 


“Thank you for your guidance and thoughtful training!”

“Thank you for being supportive and patient with us!”

“Thank you! I can’t wait to get started!”

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David Stern, LICSW

Karen S. Budd, Ph.D.