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What is Trauma Focused CBT?

Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment model designed to assist in overcoming the negative effects of a traumatic experience. As its name implies is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that addresses the specific emotional and mental health needs of children, adolescents, adult survivors, and families who are struggling to overcome the destructive effects of early trauma. In TF-CBT, interventions specifically tailored to meet the needs of individuals experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties as a result of a trauma are integrated with humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and familial strategies. Both parents and children may become able to better process emotions and thoughts relating to a traumatic experience through TF-CBT, which can provide those in therapy with the necessary tools to alleviate the overwhelming thoughts causing stress, anxiety, and depression.