Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Trauma Treatment
The experience of trauma often results in increased anxiety and fear—of the world, relationships, emotions and memories—which can significantly interfere with one’s ability to live a meaningful and satisfying life. Cognitive-behavioral therapy utilizes a collaborative, supportive relationship with a skilled therapist to help clients overcome trauma-related fears and anxiety. Clients learn to overcome problematic thoughts and behaviors, develop relaxation and emotion regulation skills, and process traumatic experiences through narrative, art and play in order to reduce their emotional impact. Cognitive-behavioral approaches are based on learning and cognitive theories. A wealth of scientific study has documented the helpfulness of cognitive-behavioral approaches for treating many of the difficulties associated with trauma.
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