Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for traumatized children and adolescents and their parents or primary caregivers. TF-CBT has proven results for resolving trauma-related difficulties in children and adolescents.
In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Judith Cohen, a co-developer of TF-CBT, will describe the complex ways trauma can impact children’s functioning and the core principles of TF-CBT treatment. These core principles include:
Dr. Cohen will also provide a basic introduction to the TF-CBT components summarized by the acronym PRACTICE: psychoeducation and parenting skills, relaxation skills, affective modulation skills, cognitive processing skills, trauma narration and processing, in vivo mastery, conjoint child-parent sessions, and enhancing safety and future developmental trajectory.
Dr. Cohen will discuss the research supporting the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model which has been documented in more than 20 randomized controlled trials for children ages 3-18 years old in the United States, Europe, Africa, and Australia. Traumas the children experienced included sexual abuse, commercial sexual exploitation, domestic violence, terrorism, war, multiple/mixed traumas, and complex trauma. Dr. Cohen will explain research outcomes that have indicated the superiority of TF-CBT over other treatment conditions in improving children’s posttraumatic stress, depression, anxiety, behavioral, cognitive, and social competence symptoms as well as improving parental symptoms.
This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
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Judith A. Cohen, MD is a Board-Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Medical Director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Professor of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine.
Dr. Cohen developed and tested Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)--an evidence-based treatment for traumatized children and their caregivers--along with Anthony Mannarino, PhD and Esther Deblinger, PhD. Together they wrote Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents (now in its 2nd edition) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents: Treatment Applications, published by Guilford Press. Dr. Cohen has received more than a dozen federal grants related to child trauma from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Dr. Cohen served on the Board of Directors of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and received its Outstanding Professional Award. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, past Associate Editor of its Journal of Traumatic Stress, co-editor of its published guidelines for treating PTSD, and received its Sarah Haley Memorial Award for Professional Excellence.
Additionally, Dr. Cohen is Co-Chair of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Child Maltreatment and Violence Committee, first author of its PTSD practice parameters, a past member of its Journal’s Editorial Board, and recipient of its Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement. She is also on the advisory boards to Sesame Street and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors which supports military children who have experienced traumatic grief.
For more information about Dr. Cohen and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training, including web-based training, live training, and TF-CBT National Therapist Certification, please visit www.tfcbt.org.
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