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

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/

Mental Health Care Plan

Simple Mental Health Care Plan

Mental Health Care Plan

Every mental health patient should have a mental health care plan, which will help the patient, in the case of an emergency. This would be extremely helpful for caregivers and mental health patients who keep going in and out of hospitals.

 


 

by Medicare

Every mental health patient should have a mental health care plan, which will help the patient, in the case of an emergency. This would be extremely helpful for caregivers and mental health patients who keep going in and out of hospitals. It would also help to clarify some doubts with the treating team, set expectations and goals for both parties, and in the case of a different psychiatrist seeing the patient, it would make communication a lot clearer and more effective. A care plan should include the numbers of your psychiatrist, social worker, psychologist and/or case manager.

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Cutting down: A CBT workbook for treating young people who self-harm

Cutting Down

Cutting down: A CBT workbook for treating young people who self-harm

Based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), a highly effective method for working with emotional problems, Cutting Down offers a practical and accessible programme for mental health therapists from different professional backgrounds working with young people who self-harm.

 


 

by Taylor, L., Simic, M., & Schmidt, U.

81 pages / 4 chapters /
Recommended to be completed in 14 sessions

“Based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), a highly effective method for working with emotional problems, Cutting Down offers a practical and accessible programme for mental health therapists from different professional backgrounds working with young people who self-harm (…) The programme is comprised of four parts, each covering a specific stage of therapy, and is split into 27 short modules.”

Part One: What’s Going On?, introduces self-harm and CBT and aims to develop insight into feelings, problems, goals and the concept of change.
Part Two: Feelings, Thoughts and Behaviour, looks at working on activities, managing depression and identifying and managing negative thoughts.
Part Three: Coping Strategies, introduces modules on problem solving, assertiveness, mindfulness and alternatives to self-harm.
Part Four, On You Go!


 

Contributed by Wren

 


 

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Dealing with Psychosis: A toolkit for moving forward with your life

Self Care During Psychosis

Dealing with Psychosis: A toolkit for moving forward with your life

Psychosis often prevents people from doing the things they used to do—such as going to work or school and enjoying time with friends and family.

 


 

by Fraser Health

115 pages / 15 chapters

“Psychosis often prevents people from doing the things they used to do—such as going to work or school and enjoying time with friends and family.” “This toolkit is meant to provide individuals with psychosis and their support persons with accurate information about psychosis.”

This toolkit is meant to help you learn skills you can use to:
1.  Manage symptoms of psychosis
2. Move forward and enjoy your life

 


 

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Distress Tolerance: Self-soothing

Problems

Distress Tolerance: Self-soothing

 


 

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Facing your Feelings: Distress Tolerance

Distress Tolerance Action Plan

Facing your Feelings: Distress Tolerance

This information package is designed to provide you with some information about distress intolerance and suggested strategies for managing distressing or uncomfortable feelings more effectively.

 


 

by Saulsman, L., & Nathan, P.

“This information package is designed to provide you with some information about distress intolerance and suggested strategies for managing distressing or uncomfortable feelings more effectively. This information package is organised into modules (…). Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.”
 
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Contributed by Wren
 

 

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