The prevalence of trauma for Black American youth is disproportionate to other cultural groups. Child and adolescent exposure to interpersonal trauma has been found to increase the risk for both immediate and long-term mental health impairment. Research of childhood trauma has made clear the adverse effects of childhood trauma, and its’ lifelong impact in domains of psychological, interpersonal, and cognitive functioning. Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment that has repeatedly proven to be efficacious in the treatment of childhood trauma. By offering culturally mindful recommendations for treatment, this dissertation lends a potentially useful supplement to providers utilizing TF-CBT with Black American adolescents.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Dissertations (PsyD) -- Psychology; African American youth -- Psychology; Cognitive therapy; Psychic trauma in children -- Treatment
Date of Award
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Gray, Anthea A., "Developing a supplemental resource for trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapist working with black American adolescents" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 901.