Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Culturally Adapted Therapy To Work With Latino Families

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This one and half-hour online session discusses the Culturally Modified-Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CM-TFT). CM-TFT is an Evidence-Based Therapy proven to be effective for Hispanic and Latino children and adolescents that experienced traumatic events. The adaptations (CM-TFT) include culture specific topics like spirituality, gender roles, family, personalism, respect, among other cultural elements. The therapy's main goals are to identify trauma experiences, provide psychoeducation, increase affect regulation, identify cultural considerations, process adverse experiences in a safe environment, in-vivo exposure and to enhance safety. During this presentation, participants will be able to recognize TF-CBT components using a case study of a 6-year-old girl from El Salvador exposed to domestic violence. Participants will learn how to include cultural adaptations while providing therapy to Latino clients and their families. Resources and recommendations regarding TF-CBT for Latino children and youth will be provided.


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