Maybe. It would depend on the child’s level of trauma symptoms. Treatment is also available for children who have sexually acting out beaviors without trauma symptoms. A thorough evaluation of trauma history, symptoms, and sexual behaviors would allow a clinician
We have developed a interactive map (here) to aid families in locating a TF-CBT provider. And you can always ask!
Several key elements are required for a therapist to truly learn any new treatment model. The generally accepted trainings requirements for TF-CBT are for a therapist to attend the 2-day in-person “Introduction to Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavior Therapy” provided by a Master
Not wanting to talk about difficult or painful memories is very common, and understandable! However, it is often healing to be able to face painful memories and allows a child and family to move forward. In TF-CBT, children gradually progress
Expect therapy to be both hard work and fun. Your therapist will begin by assessing your child for trauma symptoms to determine if TF-CBT is the best treatment. Session time will be structured, although there will always be time for
No. TF-CBT is specifically designed to treat trauma symptoms. What we know is that some children who go through very difficult experiences will not develop trauma symptoms, and would not need TF-CBT. It is recommended that all children who experience