Trauma Services for Mental and Emotional Disorders
Core Value of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy incorporates knowledge, skills and processes that build on one another and are integrated in a way that best suits the needs of the particular client and family. The therapy is respectful of the individual, family, community, culture and religious practices in order to understand the impact of a traumatic experience. This helps optimally support the child and family’s healing in the context of their family, culture and community. Trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy is adaptable and motivating as to maintain fidelity to the model. It is family focused in that every effort is made to include supportive family members as appropriate. Through the therapy strong therapeutic relationships are built upon trust and positive change. Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy is self-efficacy focused, in that it is a short-terms, strengths based model designed to have long-term benefits.
Areas Targeted by Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
Cognitive problems: School learning problems, concentration difficulties, dysfunctional thought patterns.
Relationship problems: conflicts at home, in school, work, interpersonal interactions.
Affective problems: difficulty expressing and/or managing anger, anxiety, depression.
Family Problems: Parenting issues, conflicts, abuse disclosures, severe violence or domestic issues.
Traumatic behavior problems: sexual behavior problems, aggressiveness, noncompliant behaviors.
Somatic problems: sleep difficulties, headaches, hyperarousal symptoms, and other physiological reactions to traumatic memories.
PTSD: Military families, combat, natural disasters, abuse, domestic violence, complex trauma with children which are multiple, chronic, interpersonal in nature and begin at an early age, such as severe sexual or physical abuse, neglect, witnessing domestic violence.
BERKELEY COUNTY, WV
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FREDERICK COUNTY, VA
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