Different Methods Of Cognitive Behavior Therapy

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This summary will provide the reader with different methods of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. CBT can be used for multiple populations and is known for changing the way one thinks. This summary will focus on the use of CBT with children who have experienced a traumatic event in their life, also known as post traumatic disorder (PTSD). The articles that have been reviewed provide different interventions for children who have experienced PTSD and determine how effective the methods were.
According to (Cary & McMillen, 2012) authors of the article The data behind the dissemination: A systematic review of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for use with children and youth Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) has been used widely as a mental health intervention for children and youth.
According to (Cary & McMillen, 2012) TF-CBT has an intense structure which involves conjoint parent/child intervention. This intervention has weekly sessions that consist of 90 minutes. A clinician who has been thoroughly trained takes the client through a series of 8 components, pacing the progression of the treatment. These are the components that are utilized: psychoeducation and parenting skills (P), relaxation (R), affective expression and regulation (A), cognitive coping (C), trauma narrative development and processing (T), in vivo gradual exposure (I), conjoint parent/child sessions (C) and enhancing safety/future development (E). The components acronym is…
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