Cognitive-behavioral treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Several cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches are available for treating child and adolescent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These treatments include common elements (eg, psychoeducation, gradual exposure, relaxation). This review (1) delineates common elements in CBT approaches for treating child and adolescent PTSD; (2) provides a detailed review of three CBT approaches with substantial evidence of effectiveness; and (3) describes promising practices in the area of CBT approaches to treating child and adolescent PTSD. Cultural and implementation considerations are also included.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dorsey, S; Briggs, EC; Woods, BA

Published Date

  • April 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 255 - 269

PubMed ID

  • 21440854

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3088728

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-0490

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.chc.2011.01.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States