We provide trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), a clinic-based individual, short-term treatment that involves individual sessions with the child and parent as well as joint parent and child sessions.
The goal of TF-CBT is to help address the needs of children with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other problems related to traumatic life experiences, along with the needs of a child's parents or primary caregivers. Children and parents are provided knowledge and skills related to processing the trauma; managing distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and enhancing safety, parenting skills, and family communication.
Treatment results in improvements in PTSD symptoms as well as in depression, anxiety, behavior problems, sexualized behaviors, trauma-related shame, interpersonal trust, and social competence.
Essential components of TF-CBT include:
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