Cue-Centered Therapy for Youth Experiencing Posttraumatic Symptoms: A Structured Multi-Modal Intervention, Therapist Guide by Victor G. CarrionCue-Centered Therapy for Youth Experiencing Posttraumatic Symptoms: A Structured Multi-Modal Intervention, Therapist Guide by Victor G. Carrion

Cue-Centered Therapy for Youth Experiencing Posttraumatic Symptoms: A Structured Multi-Modal…

byVictor G. Carrion

Paperback | December 23, 2015

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Trauma can be defined as exposure to a shocking, distressing, or emotionally painful event that can result in negative mental and physical health effects. Due to its interference with development, childhood trauma is particularly detrimental and can result in symptoms including posttraumaticstress disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, dissociation, externalizing behavioral problems, and suicidal ideation. It can increase the risk of substance use, school disengagement, and academic difficulties, and it has been associated with attentional impairment, cognitive performance, and thedevelopment of self-regulation. Cue-Centered Therapy for Youth Experiencing Posttraumatic Symptoms presents a psychosocial treatment approach for children and adolescents who have been exposed to chronic traumatic experiences. Cue-Centered Therapy (CCT) derives its name from its focus on the conditioning process that results insensitivity towards trauma-related cues. CCT addresses four core domains: cognition, behavior, emotions, and physiology, through a combination of empirically supported and CCT-specific interventions. This structured and flexible Therapist Guide focuses on helping the youth develop insight intohis/her own patterns of behaviors and emotions. Rather than having youth attempt to "unlearn" maladaptive responses conditioned to cues, CCT focuses on creating new connections and behavioral responses. The treatment manual offers guidelines on conducting each of the sessions while respecting theindividual therapist's own strengths. Through the use of visual icons, forms, and figures, the manual facilitates teaching relevant lessons. The therapy reduces negative cognitions, allows for emotional expression, identifies and changes trauma-related responses, empowers with knowledge and skills,and strengthens the relationship between the caregiver and his/her child.
Victor G. Carrion, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Stanford Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program at Stanford University. He is also Chair of the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. Dr. Carrion received his M.D. degree at Mount Sinai School of...
Title:Cue-Centered Therapy for Youth Experiencing Posttraumatic Symptoms: A Structured Multi-Modal…Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 10.91 × 8.5 × 0.79 inPublished:December 23, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introductory Information for Therapists2. Diagnostic Criteria and Assessment3. Assessment of the ChildPhase 14. Session 1: Education5. Session 2 and 3: Mindfulness, Relaxation, and Cognitive ToolsPhase 26. Sessions 4 and 5: Chronic Traumatic Stress History7. Sessions 6 and 7: Processing the Chronic Traumatic Stress HistoryPhase 38. Session 8: Mid-Therapy Update9. Session 9: Approaching Cues10. Session 10: Imaginary Exposure to Cues11. Session 11: Within Session Exposure to Cues12. Session 12: Evaluation of In-Vivo Exposure AssignmentPhase 413. Session 13: Processing Chronic Traumatic Stress History 314. Session 14: Closing Session 115. Session 15: Closing Session 2

Editorial Reviews

"This remarkable book brings a fresh new approach to the treatment of traumatized youth. Cue-Centered Therapy is special in making children the active agents of their own treatment, empowering the child to identify triggers and choose successful strategies to change the imprint of trauma onphysiology, thought, feeling, and behavior. Dr. Carrion deserves much gratitude for this enormous contribution to enabling children and families to find their own resources to recover and thrive." --Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD, Professor, University of California San Francisco