TBD – Includes in-person training, consultation calls, manual, access to resources
Tricia Meyers, PhD
Room Block: TBD
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The TCTY is committed to conducting and facilitating trainings on trauma-specific and evidence-based screening, assessment, and treatments and supporting professionals working with individuals impacted by trauma.
To help address the biopsychosocial needs of children and adolescents with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other problems related to traumatic life experiences, along with their parents or primary caregivers.
TF-CBT is a clinic-based, individual, short-term treatment that involves individual sessions with the child and parent, but includes joint sessions as well. TF-CBT is a model of treatment that combines trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral therapy. Children and caregivers are provided knowledge and skills related to processing the trauma, managing distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and enhancing safety, parenting skills, and family communication.
TF-CBT should be provided to those children who have significant behavioral or emotional problems that are related to traumatic life events, even if they do not meet full diagnostic criteria for PTSD. Treatment results in improvements in the child and caregiver’s PTSD symptoms as well as improvements in the child’s depression, anxiety, behavior problems, sexualized behaviors, trauma-related shame, interpersonal trust, and social competence.
A series of scientific studies have demonstrated the superiority of TF-CBT over various other treatments for children and adolescents ages 3–18 who have experienced multiple traumas, and those positive results were maintained over time. TF-CBT has proven to be effective in improving:
The parental component of TF-CBT increases the positive effects of TF-CBT for children by improving parents’ own levels of depression, emotional distress about their children’s abuse, support of the child, and parenting practices.