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European Journal of Psychotraumatology




Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) has been utilized with children of a wide age range and with diverse trauma experiences. This article will focus on the application of TF-CBT to young children. After presenting an overview of the model, challenges and developmentally-sensitive and creative strategies for engaging young children and their caregivers in TF-CBT PRACTICE components will be highlighted. A brief review of the strong empirical support for TF-CBT will then be provided.

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Pollio E, Deblinger E. Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy for young children: Clinical considerations. European Journal of Psychotraumatology. 2018 Mar 15;8(Suppl 7):1433929. eCollection 2017. doi: 10.1080/20008198.2018.1433929. PMID: 29844883. PMCID: PMC5965038.