Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)


​Short Video: Being with your thoughts and emotions 


TF-CBT is a conjoint child and parent psychotherapy approach for children and adolescents who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events.


It is a components-based treatment model that incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic principles and techniques.


Children and parents learn new skills to help process thoughts and feelings related to traumatic life events; manage and resolve distressing thoughts, feelings and behaviors related to traumatic life events; and enhance safety, growth, parenting skills, and family communication.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


​Short Video: ​CBT Core Beliefs (how to change core beliefs)


CBT is a problem-specific, goal-oriented approach that needs the inxdividual's active involvement to succeed. It focuses on their present-day challenges, thoughts, and behaviors.

​​​Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) works by challenging any negative and unrealistic thoughts that cause unhelpful feelings, bodily responses, and behaviors by identifying core beliefs.