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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Child Trauma and Abuse: An by Jacqueline S. Feather, Kevin R. Ronan, Duncan Innes

By Jacqueline S. Feather, Kevin R. Ronan, Duncan Innes

The results of trauma and abuse on childrens will be long-lasting, acute and destructive. proof means that cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) is a powerful kind of psychotherapy to assist youngsters to beat those results. This booklet makes use of an evidence-based CBT remedy version to aid teenagers and children elderly 9-15 years to unravel trauma indicators and elevate their coping abilities. The strategy is made from sixteen step by step classes to hold out with the younger individual, and comprises worksheets and enjoyable actions utilizing arts and crafts. The version makes use of 4 levels: strengthening the kid's psychosocial context; improving their coping talents; processing their trauma via slow publicity; and, addressing targeted concerns that the kid can have and combating relapse. the kid retains a scrapbook during the programme during which they maintain worksheets, paintings and the other actions they bring out. The technique is designed for person treatment but additionally contains periods for fogeys and caregivers. With photocopiable worksheets and simple to stick to periods, this can be a useful source for all practitioners operating with traumatized and abused kids, together with therapists, psychologists, counsellors, wellbeing and fitness execs and social staff.

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3. Out-of-session activity, summary and feedback (a) Self-help task The child’s self-help task this week is to pay attention to his thoughts or self-talk in situations in which he feels worried or upset. Ask him to write down on the ‘Self-help task 6’ worksheet his body’s reaction and any worried, scared, angry or upset feelings, as well as any unhelpful thoughts and any helpful thoughts that he noticed. Ask him also to practise his self-calming exercises and write down his experiences. Let the caregivers know about the activities and encourage their involvement and assistance with completing tasks, if appropriate.

42 PHASE 1, SESSION 3: TIMELINE (b) Preparation for the next session Remind the child that the next meeting between his caregivers and the therapist is due, but that this will not replace ‘his time’ with the therapist. The therapist should reassure the child that she will not share personal information that he has disclosed, but is interested in what his caregivers think about the therapy and how they can be of help. NB For some children and caregivers, joint sessions may be appropriate. This should be discussed and negotiated with the caregivers and the child.

Provide a coping model. • Practise new coping skill: recognition of anxious or negative (unhelpful) self-talk; introduce coping (helpful) self-talk. • Introduce new self-help task. Materials required • child’s workbook • ‘My experience’ diagram • ‘Thought people’ worksheet • pictures of people (preferably children) in anxiety-provoking situations, cut from magazines • ‘Self-help task 6’ worksheet. 59 CBT for Child Trauma and Abuse Session format 1. Review and update (a) Review how the child is today Check in how the child is.

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