Trauma Focused CBT

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook (TF-CBT)

This workbook has been developed for use with children ages six to fourteen who have experienced one or more traumatic events. The activities in the workbook correspond to the treatment components of the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF- CBT) model, which was developed by Judith Cohen, Anthony Mannarino, and Esther Deblinger (Cohen, Mannarino, & Deblinger, 2006). The intended use of the workbook is by master’s level mental health professionals who have also had training in TF-CBT and have read the manual on TF-CBT (cited above).


 

 

 

by Alison Hendricks, Judith A. Cohen, Anthony P. Mannarino, and Esther Deblinger

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For personal/clinical use only. Please do not distribute for other purposes without written permission from the authors.

 

This workbook has been developed for use with children ages six to fourteen who have experienced one or more traumatic events. The activities in the workbook correspond to the treatment components of the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF- CBT) model, which was developed by Judith Cohen, Anthony Mannarino, and Esther Deblinger (Cohen, Mannarino, & Deblinger, 2006). The intended use of the workbook is by master’s level mental health professionals who have also had training in TF-CBT and have read the manual on TF-CBT (cited above).

The workbook was created as a supplemental resource to assist therapists as they work through each component of the TF-CBT model with their child clients. This workbook is one of the many resources that therapists can use in implementing TF-CBT, and the manual cited above provides and extensive list of books, activities, and other therapeutic aids. The workbook intends to provide a helpful framework to cover each component of TF-CBT, but other resources and activities should also be utilized as clinically indicated (i.e. play therapy, role plays, movement therapy, audio relaxation exercises, therapeutic board games, etc). Get creative! As always, clinical judgment takes precedence. Some of the activities included in the workbook may not be appropriate for all children, and flexibility needs to be balanced with fidelity to the treatment model.

The workbook activities were developed for implementing the PRACTICE components of the TF-CBT model: Psycho-education, Relaxation, Affective regulation and modulation, Cognitive coping and processing, Trauma narrative and cognitive processing of the traumatic experience(s), In vivo mastery of trauma reminders, Conjoint sessions, and Enhancing future safety and development.


For further information on TF-CBT and its components, please refer to the treatment manual:

Cohen, J.A., Mannarino, A.P., & Deblinger, E. (2006). Treating trauma and traumatic grief in children and adolescents. New York: Guilford Press.

An additional resource is the on-line TF-CBT training at: http://tfcbt.musc.edu/



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