(mostly all) Counseling related Acronyms and Abbreviations

(Plus Acronyms related to client mental or physical problems)



T4CCF = Thinking for a Change Certified Facilitator
A new credential launched by The Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) in 2009. The T4CCF was developed in partnership with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the authors of the Thinking for a Change (T4C) curriculum, and funded through a grant from the Department of Justice. To earn the T4CCF, candidates must successfully complete the NIC-approved T4C group facilitator training and have experience applying this evidence-based, cognitive behavioral program to offender populations.


TADT = Trauma and Addictive Disorders Therapist
Certification, (a training facility designation) indicates a person who has been trained in the multi-addictions treatment approach (sex, chemicals, food, work, gambling, love addiction, etc.) by the Institute for Trauma and Addictive Disorders created by The Meadows Institute.

TLC = Trauma and Loss in Children
National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children is a non-profit 501(c)3 program of Children's Home of Detroit, and provides direct services to traumatized children and families and provides school professionals, crisis intervention teams, medical and mental health professionals, child care professionals and clinicians with trauma education, training, consultation, referral services and trauma-specific intervention programs and resource materials needed to help children, parents, families, and schools traumatized by violent or non-violent trauma-inducing incidents. TLC offers a Trauma and Loss Certification Program


TLCS = Trauma and Loss Consultant Supervisor
A certification by National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children


TLLP = Temporary Limited License Psychologist

TLS = Trauma and Loss Specialist
A certification by National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (see TLCS, above.)


What is TriCare? = (It's not an acronym or abbrevation), but refers to Tricare, a health care program of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System, formerly known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services, (CHAMPUS).
Tricare is government managed health insurance. The various programs cover service members, reservists, dependents, and some retirees, offer many insurance programs for Reserve and Guard members and their families. ( See also: What are the TRICARE Rules for Licensed Mental Health Counselors in Independent/Private Practice?


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