Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What is TF-CBT?

Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or TF-CBT, is an evidence-based treatment for individuals aged three to 21 years old who have been impacted by trauma and traumatic stress. Traumas can include abuse, domestic violence, community violence, sudden and/or violent deaths of loved ones, natural disasters, and other life altering events perceived to be scary and stressful. TF-CBT has proven to be effective for individuals who have experienced a single trauma or multiple traumas.

How does TF-CBT work?

TF-CBT is designed to help children and adolescents, as well as their caregivers, to overcome the impacts of traumatic stress. The child and their support system will move through components of the treatment model. This includes skills building related to emotional intelligence and relaxation before building the trauma narrative. TF-CBT can be completed in as few as 12-16 sessions. These sessions include both individual and conjoint sessions with the child/adolescent and caregiver.

What does TF-CBT help?

TF-CBT has been shown to reduce the impacts of traumatic stress and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Signs and symptoms of traumatic stress include:

  • Avoidance
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Difficulty with Focus, Concentration, and Attention
  • Disturbing Memories
  • Hyper-Activity and Fidgeting
  • Sleep Disturbances – Including Nightmares
  • Anxious, Nervous, Worried Feelings
  • Depression
  • Disturbances in Weight and/or Appetite
  • Anger and Irritability
  • Emotional and Behavioral Dysregulation
  • Difficult with Trust and Feeling Safe

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