Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for individuals impacted by trauma. Research shows that TF-CBT successfully resolves a broad array of emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with single, multiple and complex trauma experiences.

The cognitive therapy portion of CBT emphasizes that people can learn to think in different, healthier ways. The behavioral therapy portion is based on the concept that human behaviors are learned and, therefore, new behaviors can be learned and replace unhealthy behaviors.

TF-CBT helps you to become more conscious of how your thoughts affect your mood. You learn how to monitor negative thoughts, and you use different strategies to substitute these thoughts. This combined approach provides an effective method of changing people’s views of themselves and their environment (cognitions), as well as a way to change how they act in that environment (behaviors).