Cue-Centered Therapy for Youth with Post-traumatic Symptoms
- Center for Complicated Grief
This workshop focuses on Cue-Centered Therapy (CCT) , a hybrid treatment model, designed by Dr. Victor Carrion, that addresses functional impairment in children who experience chronic adversity, including exposure to trauma. Rather than focusing on specific events, CCT targets maladaptive responses that might have been adaptive at some point in the child’s history. The intervention includes components to build knowledge and self-efficacy. Procedures include exposure to feared stimuli, and integration of history with symptoms and other behavioral responses. The workshop includes didactic presentations, demonstrations and group activities covering the scientific background, principles and procedures used in CCT. Participants will learn to administer this treatment. In addition, Dr. Carrion trains therapists on how to utilize their own strengths in applying CCT. He will discuss ways to apply this approach to work with grief and loss in children.