Judith A. Cohen, MD, is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and Medical Director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. With Dr. Mannarino, she has received funding to assess and treat traumatized children since 1986 from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the U.S. Department of Justice. A recipient of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) Outstanding Professional Award and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement, Dr. Cohen is Associate Editor of theJournal of Traumatic Stress.
Anthony P. Mannarino, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist, is Director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, Allegheny General Hospital. He has been a leader in the child traumatic stress field for over 25 years. He has received many honors for his work, including the Betty Elmer Outstanding Professional Award, the APSAC Outstanding Article Award for papers published inChild Maltreatment, and the SAMHSA Model Program Award. Dr. Mannarino is a past president and board member of APSAC.
Esther Deblinger, PhD, is codirector of the CARES (Child Abuse Research Education and Service) Institute and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Her research has been funded by the Foundation of UMDNJ, National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN), and NIMH. Dr. Deblinger coauthored a professional book on the treatment of child sexual abuse as well as several children's books on body safety. Her work over the past 20 years has been recognized with awards from SAMHSA and the state of New Jersey's Office of the Child Advocate.
This is the authoritative guide to conducting trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), a systematic, evidence-based treatment for traumatized children and their families. Provided is a comprehensive framework for assessing posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and other symptoms; developing a flexible, individualized treatment plan; and working collaboratively with children and parents to build core skills in such areas as affect regulation and safety. Specific guidance is offered for responding to different types of traumatic events, with an entire section devoted to grief-focused components. Useful appendices feature resources, reproducible handouts, and information on obtaining additional training. TF-CBT has been nationally recognized as an exemplary evidence-based program.
See also the edited volume Trauma-Focused CBT for Children and Adolescents: Treatment Applications for more information on tailoring TF-CBT to children's varying developmental levels and cultural backgrounds.