Trauma-Focused Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy
- Susan A. GreenSusan A. GreenSchool of Social Work, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
- and Doyle K. PruittDoyle K. PruittSchool of Social Work, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Trauma-focused cognitive–behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is a manualized treatment for children 3–17 years old who have posttraumatic stress symptomology as a result of experiencing a traumatic event or series of events. This evidence-based practice allows for practitioner expertise in adapting the order and time spent on each of the treatment components to best meet the individual needs of the child and his or her caretaker. This article provides an overview of the treatment components of TF-CBT, its application across various settings, use with diverse populations, and effectiveness.