Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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[Title Here, up to 12 Words, on One to Two Lines] [Author Name(s), First M. Last, Omit Titles and Degrees] [Institutional Affiliation(s)] Author Note [Include any grant/funding information and a complete correspondence address.] It is a sad statistic that a great number of children suffer traumatic events such as domestic violence; abuse; rape; violent crime; natural disasters, war, or the death of loved ones under traumatic situations. Countless experience several types of trauma. Although some children exhibit amazing strength in the aftermath of these incidents, many have pain or develop psychological issues that can be long lasting, and very serious... Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is parts -based…show more content…
Separate meetings for the child and for the parents or caregivers are an important part of the treatment. As with any therapy, creating a therapeutic connection with the child and parent is crucial to TF-CBT. The specific components of TF-CBT are summarized by the acronym PRACTICE: • • Psychoeducation is offered to children and their caregivers about the impact of trauma, parenting skills are also offered to improve emotional and behavioral adjustment. • Relaxation and skills to lessen stress are individual for each child and parent . • Effective expression and modulation are taught to help children and parents identify and cope with a range of emotions . • Cognitive coping and processing are improved by demonstrating the relationships among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This helps children and parents change obstructive thoughts about the trauma . • Trauma narration, in which children describe their personal traumatic experiences, is an important component of the treatment • In vivo mastery of trauma, reminders used to help individual overcome their evasion of circumstances that are not of any danger but reminds them of the original trauma . • Conjoint child-parent sessions help the child and parent communicate about the trauma METHODOLOGY The choice of the participants for a TF - CBT are usually blind but voluntary and the size of the sample can vary anywhere from
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