What is Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)?

  • TF-CBT is a conjoint child and parent psychotherapy approach for children and adolescents who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events.
  • It is a components-based treatment model that incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic principles and techniques.
  • Children and parents learn new skills to help process thoughts and feelings related to traumatic life events; manage and resolve distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related traumatic life events; and enhance safety, growth, parenting skills, and family communication.

Visit the California Evidenced-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare for detailed information on TF-CBT and other evidenced-based treatments.


TF-CBT Therapists

Kris Steinbeck, MS, LIMHP, NCC (Certified TF-CBT Therapist)

Matt Fosket, MA, LMHP, NCC

Victoria Volkman, MA, PLMHP