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Trauma-Focused CBT for Children and Adolescents
Treatment Applications

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

308 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
May 2012
ISBN 978-1-4625-0482-4
Cat. #0482
Price: $42.00 $35.70
May 2012
ISBN 978-1-4625-0492-3
EPUB format
Price: $42.00 $35.70

“Cohen, Mannarino, and Deblinger have done it again! The TF-CBT developers compile the wisdom of expert clinicians and trainers in this valuable book. They share innovative strategies for applying TF-CBT to serve children across varying settings, developmental issues, and special populations.”

—Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University School of Medicine; Associate Director, UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

“Provides extensive, clinically grounded illustrations of how TF-CBT can be flexibly used to address trauma impact for children in varied and complex circumstances. Therapists will find critical information for enhancing therapy effectiveness in diverse populations, from foster children to military families. Chapters provide specific adjustments and adaptations for each of the standard components of TF-CBT, supported with relevant case examples. The volume demonstrates how this empirically supported intervention can be broadly applied to the full range of children and families affected by trauma. It also has utility for graduate students learning evidence-based practice. The book shows that it is possible to remain faithful to a model while making population-specific adaptations.”

—Lucy Berliner, MSW, Director, Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress, Seattle

“This outstanding contribution helps professionals and students gain knowledge about many different applications of trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). The book conveys the flexibility of this important approach and describes how to adapt it for a variety of settings and populations—for example, military families, children with developmental disabilities, and culturally diverse children. Particularly helpful are the discussions of strategies for tailoring TF-CBT to specific children's needs, such as by incorporating play or drawing on cultural traditions. This book should be required reading for all who work with traumatized children and their families, regardless of theoretical orientation, because it elucidates the impact of traumatic experiences—and meaningful ways to intervene—so well.”

—Joy D. Osofsky, PhD, Barbara Lemann Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

“Edited and written by expert clinicians, this book presents state-of-the-art treatments for traumatized children, adolescents, and their families. Cohen, Mannarino, and Deblinger are key contributors to recent advances in trauma-informed mental health services who have decades of experience in the field. A vital addition to the libraries of practicing clinicians, the book will also be of great benefit to students and trainees. I recommend it most highly.”

—Terence M. Keane, PhD, VA National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Boston University School of Medicine
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