Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) training is for professionals who provide mental health services. It is an evidence-based treatment developed and tested by Drs. Judith Cohen, Esther Deblinger and Anthony Mannarino to help children and their caregivers overcome the negative effects of childhood traumatic stress.
TF-CBT teaches children and their caregivers skills in stress management, cognitive processing, communication, trauma processing and safety. It is important that the child’s primary caregiver(s) participate in the treatment to enhance parenting skills and manage caregivers’ own reactions to the child’s traumatic stress.