Trauma-Focused CBT for Children and Adolescents: Treatment Applications

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Judith A Cohen, Anthony P Mannarino, Esther Deblinger

  • Trauma-Focused CBT for Children and Adolescents

308 pages
2016
ISBN: 9781462527779

Featuring a wealth of clinical examples, this book facilitates implementation of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in a range of contexts. It demonstrates how assessment strategies and treatment components can be tailored to optimally serve clients' needs while maintaining overall fidelity to the TF-CBT model. Coverage includes ways to overcome barriers to implementation in residential settings, foster placements, and low-resource countries. Contributors also describe how to use play to creatively engage kids of different ages, and present TF-CBT applications for adolescents with complex trauma, children with developmental challenges, military families struggling with the stresses of deployment, and Latino and Native American children.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Esther Deblinger, Judith Andrew Cohen, & Anthony P. Mannarino

I. TF-CBT Setting Applications

  1. Schools, Susana Rivera
  2. Children in Foster Care, Shannon Dorsey & Esther Deblinger
  3. Residential Treatment, Judith A. Cohen, Anthony P. Mannarino, & Daniela Navarro

II. TF-CBT Developmental Applications

  1. Play Applications and Skills Components, Athena A. Drewes & Angela M. Cavett
  2. Play Applications and Trauma-Specific Components, Angela M. Cavett & Athena A. Drewes
  3. Children with Developmental Disabilities, Christina A. Grosso
  4. Adolescents with Complex Trauma, Matthew Kliethermes & Rachel Wamser

III. TF-CBT Applications for Special Populations

  1. Children in Military Families, Judith A. Cohen & Stephen J. Cozza
  2. International Settings, Laura K. Murray & Stephanie A. Skavenski
  3. Children of Latino Descent: Culturally Modified TF-CBT, Michael A. de Arellano, Carla Kmett Danielson, & Julia W. Felton
  4. American Indian and Alaska Native Children: Honoring Children–Mending the Circle, Dolores Subia BigFoot & Susan R. Schmidt

"Cohen, Mannarino, and Deblinger have done it again! The TF-CBT developers compile the wisdom of expert clinicians and trainers in this valuable book. They share innovative strategies for applying TF-CBT to serve children across varying settings, developmental issues, and special populations."
- Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH, UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, Duke University School of Medicine

"Provides extensive, clinically grounded illustrations of how TF-CBT can be flexibly used to address trauma impact for children in varied and complex circumstances. Therapists will find critical information for enhancing therapy effectiveness in diverse populations, from foster children to military families. Chapters provide specific adjustments and adaptations for each of the standard components of TF-CBT, supported with relevant case examples. The volume demonstrates how this empirically supported intervention can be broadly applied to the full range of children and families affected by trauma. It also has utility for graduate students learning evidence-based practice. The book shows that it is possible to remain faithful to a model while making population-specific adaptations."
- Lucy Berliner, MSW, Director, Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress, Seattle

"This outstanding contribution helps professionals and students gain knowledge about many different applications of TF-CBT. The book conveys the flexibility of this important approach and describes how to adapt it for a variety of settings and populations--for example, military families, children with developmental disabilities, and culturally diverse children. Particularly helpful are the discussions of strategies for tailoring TF-CBT to specific children's needs, such as by incorporating play or drawing on cultural traditions. This book should be required reading for all who work with traumatized children and their families, regardless of theoretical orientation, because it elucidates the impact of traumatic experiences--and meaningful ways to intervene--so well."
- Joy D. Osofsky, PhD, Paul J. Ramsay Chair, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

"Edited and written by expert clinicians, this book presents state-of-the-art treatments for traumatized children, adolescents, and their families. Cohen, Mannarino, and Deblinger are key contributors to recent advances in trauma-informed mental health services who have decades of experience in the field. A vital addition to the libraries of practicing clinicians, the book will also be of great benefit to students and trainees. I recommend it most highly."
- Terence M. Keane, PhD, VA National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Boston University School of Medicine