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Children in Playground

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Treatment for Childhood Trauma

TF-CBT stands for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is a therapy designed to help children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events, such as abuse, violence, or natural disasters.


The therapy combines cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques, which focus on changing negative thoughts and behaviors, with trauma-focused interventions, such as psychoeducation, relaxation techniques, and exposure therapy. TF-CBT aims to help individuals process their traumatic experiences, manage their trauma-related emotions and behaviors, and develop coping skills to deal with future challenges.

TF-CBT is typically delivered by a trained mental health professional, such as a licensed therapist, and often involves multiple sessions over several months. It can be used for children and adolescents aged 3 to 18 years and is often used in a family-based setting, involving parents or caregivers in the therapy process to help support the child's recovery.

At Parenting and Child Conduct Counseling, Jackie Steinrauf is our TF-CBT specialist. She has extensive training and experience working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. You can learn more about her qualifications by clicking the link below.

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