March 2023 Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Basic

Starts:  Mar 29, 2023 11:30 (ET)
Ends:  Mar 31, 2023 17:30 (ET)
Trauma and abuse are widespread and often extremely deleterious in its psychological impact. The purpose of this presentation is to provide information on empirically validated interventions designed to help children and adolescents who have suffered traumatic experiences, including child sexual abuse, physical abuse, and domestic violence. The presenter will briefly present the findings of a series of randomized trials documenting the efficacy of the treatment approach to be presented, as well as applications with different cultural groups. The development of therapeutic collaborative relationships with both the child and the nonoffending parent(s) will be emphasized, along with the establishment of structure and goals for treatment. The cognitive behavioral interventions for children, adolescents and nonoffending parents to be presented include coping skills training, gradual exposure and processing exercises, educational work, personal safety skills training and exercises to enhance parent child communication.