Please note: The information below is provided as resource information only. All assessment and intervention resources require appropriate training and supervision for clinical use by mental health professionals.
Don't Hit My Mommy: A Manual for Child-Parent Psychotherapy with Young Witnesses of Family Violence
(2005) Alicia F. Lieberman and Patricia Van Horn
This practical handbook offers treatment guidelines to address the behavioral and mental health problems of young children whose most intimate relationships are disrupted by the experience of violence. Practitioners from a variety of disciplines will gain an understanding of the impact of violence and will discover concrete intervention strategies to address the consequences of this experience for young children.
Published by ZERO TO THREE Press.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
(1999, revised 2010) Sheila Eyberg
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an empirically-supported treatment for conduct-disordered young children that places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns. In PCIT, parents are taught specific skills to establish a nurturing and secure relationship with their child while increasing their child's prosocial behavior and decreasing negative behavior. This treatment focuses on two basic interactions: Child Directed Interaction (CDI) is similar to play therapy in that parents engage their child in a play situation with the goal of strengthening the parent-child relationship; Parent Directed Interaction (PDI) resembles clinical behavior therapy in that parents learn to use specific behavior management techniques as they play with their child. Information, manual and materials available.
Published by the University of South Florida.
Preschool PTSD Treatment (PPT)
(2010) Michael Scheeringa, Judith Cohen, and Lisa Amaya-Jackson
The Preschool PTSD Treatment (PPT) manual is a 12-session manualized protocol that uses a strategic combination of cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) and parent-child relational treatment suited for the developmental needs of very young children. This is the first manual developed specifically for the symptoms that follow from a variety of traumatic events in the preschool period. The CBT techniques are developmentally adapted for younger children with limited cognitive and verbal skills. The parents are involved in all sessions. Parents are taught the CBT techniques so that they can facilitate the generalizations of the treatment to home. The parents are also directly addressed for their own problems with coping and how this might impact the parent-child relationship. Materials and training available.
Psychotherapy with Infants and Young Children: Repairing the Effects of Stress and Trauma on Early Attachment
(2008) Alicia F. Lieberman and Patricia Van Horn
This book presents an empirically supported treatment that engages parents as the most powerful agents of their young children's healthy development. Child-parent psychotherapy promotes the child's emotional health and builds the parent's capacity to nurture and protect, particularly when stress and trauma have disrupted the quality of the parent-child relationship. The book provides a comprehensive theoretical framework together with practical strategies for combining play, developmental guidance, trauma-focused interventions, and concrete assistance with problems of living. Filled with evocative, "how-to-do-it" examples, it is grounded in extensive clinical experience and cutting-edge research on early development, attachment, neurobiology, and trauma.
Published by Guilford Press.
TF-CBTWeb: A web-based learning course for Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
(ND) National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, 165 Cannon Street, Box 250852 Charleston, SC 29425
A site for web-based learning of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy as described in the Training Section
Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents: How to Foster Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency
(2010) Margaret E. Blaustein PhD & Kristine M. Kinniburgh LICSW
Grounded in theory and research on complex childhood trauma, this book provides an accessible, flexible, and comprehensive framework for intervention with children and adolescents and their caregivers. It is packed with practical clinical tools that are applicable in a range of settings, from outpatient treatment centers to residential programs. Rather than presenting a one-size-fits-all treatment model, the authors show how to plan and organize individualized interventions that promote resilience, strengthen child—caregiver relationships, and restore developmental competencies derailed by chronic, multiple stressors. More than 45 reproducible handouts, worksheets, and forms are featured; the large-size format facilitates photocopying.
Published by Guilford Press, New York, New York.