Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents: An empirical update

Judith A. Cohen, Anthony P. Mannarino, Lucy Berliner, Esther Deblinger

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

155 Scopus citations

Abstract

This article reviews the four major components of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents: exposure, cognitive processing and reframing, stress management, and parental treatment. For each component, background, description, and the current empirical support for including each of these components in the treatment of traumatized children is presented. Although there is growing empirical support for the efficacy of traumafocused CBT in decreasing psychological symptomatology, there are inadequate data to indicate the relative contribution of the individual CBTcomponents. Suggestions for future clinical and research directions are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1202-1223
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Interpersonal Violence
Volume15
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents: An empirical update'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this