Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is a short-term treatment model that effectively improves a range of trauma-related outcomes in eight to 25 sessions, as well as addressing depression and anxiety and cognitive and behavioral problems. It involves parent participation.
Children and adolescents (ages 3-18) who remember being exposed to at least one trauma (e.g., child maltreatment, community violence, traumatic loss of a loved one) and who experience the following:
- PTSD symptoms
- Elevated levels of depression, anxiety, shame, or other dysfunctional abuse-related feelings, thoughts, or developing beliefs
- Trauma-related behavioral problems, including age inappropriate sexual behaviors
- Nonoffending parents or other caregivers