Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that is mixed with behavioral therapy because of its form of problem solving. It is thought of as a self-help approach that is used to investigate an individual’s cognitive process along with their feelings and behavior. Research states that “Self-help treatments involve minimal cost, resources and disruption and as such are acceptable to the wider population” (Boyle et al., 2011). The goal of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is to redirect the patterns of cognitive thinking or actions that individuals find difficult. In other words, it is intensely used to discover an individual’s negative form of thinking, investigate how it is related to their negative behaviors…show more content… This paper is going to examine, what is the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy on teens diagnosed with PTSD as represented in the professional literature? This paper will also evaluate the effects of a support system, benefits of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and methodology of efficacy on teens diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Effects of Support System Support systems for individuals who are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can also be a contributing factor to the recovery of the mental illness. Teens could benefit from having someone support them as they deal with an experienced traumatizing event. Trahan & Cheung (2008) conducted qualitative research and found that “Parents with more positive effect, more emotional support, and more confidence in their parenting abilities tend to have adolescents who recovered quicker and showed greater positive effect one year after trauma” (p.216). Therefore, if parents can support teens with PTSD, by seeking individual counseling for themselves to be more knowledgeable on the effects of PTSD and to develop coping skills. This will allow them to be helpful in the treatment process. In addition, support has been known to enhance the recovery period of teens that have post-traumatic stress disorder. Feather & Ronan (2009) conducted a