Rape Crisis Center of Paducah
Child Advocacy Center of Paducah
Sexual Abuse Education

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

TF-CBT is a cognitive behavioral approach that focuses on the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  With TF-CBT, the focus is on education, relaxation and coping skills, challenging negative beliefs that have developed about the trauma, and creating a cohesive trauma narrative.  For children, there is an emphasis on helping parents cope and understand children’s reactions and teaching parents techniques to assist children outside of therapy.


  • P sychoeducation and parenting skills
  • R elaxation
  • ffective expression and regulation
  • C ognitive coping
  • rauma narrative development & processing
  • I n vivo gradual exposure
  • C onjoint parent child sessions
  • E nhancing safety and future development

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