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Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy: Blending theory with innovative techniques

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This two-day training offers a comprehensive overview of trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based psychotherapy model for treating traumatized children and adolescents. The course emphasizes the integration of creative, developmentally appropriate interventions to enhance treatment effectiveness and engagement.

Participants of this webinar will explore the eight core components of TF-CBT: psychoeducation, relaxation, affective modulation, cognitive processing, trauma narrative, in vivo mastery, conjoint child-parent sessions, and enhancing safety. The training introduces a variety of therapeutic tools including games, art activities, stories, and other innovative techniques suitable for children aged 4-16. Participants will gain:

  • A solid understanding of TF-CBT’s theoretical framework
  • Practical, creative interventions for each treatment component
  • Strategies for effectively engaging both children and parents in the therapeutic process
  • Skills to apply TF-CBT across a range of childhood traumas, including sexual abuse, domestic violence, traumatic grief, accidents, and natural disaster