The intact research: Investigating treatments for adolescents and children after trauma – First results from a randomized controlled trial of TFCBT and EMDR

Description

Every day, children are exposed to traumatic events. As a result, a significant subgroup of these children develops post-traumatic stress symptoms and co-morbid problems. Although Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a major problem in children and adolescents, European treatment outcome studies are still scarce in this population. The current study is a randomized controlled trial of the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) protocol as designed by Cohen, Mannarino, and Deblinger; and the Dutch eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) protocol for children (de Roos, Beer, de Jongh en ten Broeke). Up to now a direct comparison of these treatment protocols is lacking. Children between the age of 8 and 18 years with (partial) PTSD were randomly assigned to either 8 sessions TF-CBT or 8 sessions EMDR. In this presentation we will present first results from our trial. Treatment results will be presented on outcome measures including PTSD-symptoms, co-morbid symptoms and cognitions.

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Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Julia Diehle
Fritz Boer
Ramon J. Lindauer

Original Work Citation

Diehle, J., Boer, F., & Lindauer, R. (2012, November). The intact research: Investigating treatments for adolescents and children after trauma ? First results from a randomized controlled trial of TFCBT and EMDR. Symposium conducted at the 28th Annual Meeting of the ISTSS, Los Angeles, CA

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“The intact research: Investigating treatments for adolescents and children after trauma – First results from a randomized controlled trial of TFCBT and EMDR,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed November 23, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21754.

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