Psychosocial Treatment Of Children And Adolescent Groups Across Various Types Of Disorders

723 Words Sep 25th, 2016 3 Pages
CBT is one of the most frequently used approaches across age, cultural groups and disorders (Dobson, 2009). In the literature, a large number of researches tested the treatment outcome of CBT in children and adolescent groups across various types of disorder. However, especially in trauma, as an evident-based treatment model, Trauma Focus CBT received much attention in the literature. According to Blaustein & Kinniburgh (2010), particularly, chronic traumatic experience becomes toxic for children’s neurocognitive development at structural, biological and functional levels. Over time, traumatic stress impairs children’s execute functioning which results in difficulty in problem solving, planning and inhibiting the response. Having difficulties in these particular cognitive areas cause social problems, disobedience, presenting negative emotional responses, frustration. Therefore, an effective treatment should pay sufficient attention to each problematic domain holistically. TF-CBT model was designed to deal with all type of trauma related impairments listed above. In 2008, Silverman et al conducted a meta-analysis study examining the effectiveness of psychosocial treatment models for traumatized children/adolescents. This study indicated that TF-CBT meets all the criteria of evidence-based practice category. Over years, the efficacy of this model was examined several randomized controlled trials in various countries and all showed that it is an effective treatment approach in…

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