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(p. 43) Clinical Overview
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(p. 43) Clinical Overview
Author(s):

Esther Deblinger

, Anthony P. Mannarino

, Judith A. Cohen

, Melissa K. Runyon

, and Anne H. Heflin

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199358748.003.0003
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date: 21 October 2019

This chapter offers a brief clinical overview of the practical implementation of TF-CBT with youth and their parents. The three phases of TF-CBT including the stabilization and skill-building phase, the trauma narration and processing phase, and the consolidation and closure phase are discussed. The treatment components of TF-CBT, summarized by the acronym PRACTICE, are briefly described. These components include Psychoeducation and parenting, Relaxation, Affective expression and modulation, Cognitive coping, Trauma narrative and processing, In vivo mastery, Conjoint sessions, and Enhancing safety and future development. The process of gradual exposure and other important principles associated with the effective implementation of TF-CBT are highlighted.

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