Processing Chronic Traumatic Stress Recap Copy

Sessions 6 and 7 are usually done with the child alone. These sessions focus on: 

1) Using cognitive restructuring techniques to re-frame unhelpful thoughts identified within the trauma narrative(s)

2) Helping the child shift from victim- to survivor-mode by incorporating positive and neutral events into their life timeline along with the traumatic eventsĀ 

3) Clarifying the key trauma emotions of fear, sadness, and anger within the trauma narrative(s)

4) In Session 7, preparing for the mid-therapy update by planning with the child what they are comfortable sharing with the caregiver and also contacting the caregiver to remind them to bring the cue list