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Trauma Specific Interventions

Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

  • Ages 0-5.
  • Intervention for children who have experience at least one traumatic event: To support and strengthen the relationship between a child and his parent while restoring the child’s sense of safety, attachment, and appropriate affect and improving the child’s cognitive, behavioral, and social functioning.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

  • Ages 2-7.
  • In PCIT, parents are taught specific skills to establish a nurturing and secure relationship with their child while increasing their child’s prosocial behavior and decreasing negative behavior.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for Children & Adolescents

  • Ages 2-17.
  • Designed to reduce trauma-related stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to improve overall mental health functioning.

Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT)

  • Ages 3-17.
  • Psychosocial treatment model designed to treat posttraumatic stress and related emotional and behavioral problems.  

The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)

  • Ages 4-14.
  • School-based, group, and individual intervention designed to reduce symptoms of PTSD, depression and behavioral problems.
  • Published by UCLA.