Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidenced based treatment that has been evaluated and refined during the past 25 years to help children and adolescents recover after trauma. TF-CBT is a structured, short-term treatment model that effectively improves a range of trauma-related outcomes in 8-25 sessions with the child/adolescent and caregiver. Although TF-CBT is highly effective at improving youth Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms and diagnosis, a PTSD diagnosis is not required in order to receive the treatment. TF-CBT also effectively address many other trauma impacts including affective (depression and anxiety), cognitive and behavioral problems, as well as improving the participating parent’s or caregivers personal distress about the child’s traumatic experience, effective parenting skills, and supportive interactions with the child.