What is trauma narration, and does it matter in treating traumatized children? Use TF-CBT Trauma Narration as an example
講題：What is trauma narration, and does it matter in treating traumatized children? Use TF-CBT Trauma Narration as an example
講者：陳怡群 國立中正大學 教授
Yi-Chuen (Vivian) Chen, PhD
Dr. Yi-Chuen Chen is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan and has been in this position since 2006. She is responsible for engaging in research, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, and training master’s and doctoral level clinical psychologists in Taiwan. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist, a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy [PCIT] therapist and regional trainer by PCIT International, and an authorized SafeCare provider and coach by National SafeCare Training and Research Center, USA. Dr. Chen has received several grants from the Ministry of Science and Technology (formerly known as the National Science Council) in Taiwan for her research. Dr. Chen had completed her Fulbright scholarship and sabbatical at the Research and Evaluation Branch in the Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA (from 8/1/2014 to 1/30/2015).
Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology in 2006 from the Department of Psychology at West Virginia University. From 2005-2006, Dr. Chen completed a predoctoral internship at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she provided psychological services in interdisciplinary clinics (e.g., Behavioral Management Clinic, Autism Clinic, Cerebral Palsy Clinic, and in local schools).
Prior to her doctoral training, Dr. Chen served as a full-time master's level clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Kaohsiung Military General Hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and in the Department of Psychiatry at Taipei Medical University Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Chen has published a number of scholarly works, including articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, popular magazines, and newspapers. She also has lectured frequently on topics related to childhood trauma and parenting. In recent years, Dr. Chen’s clinical and research interests have focused on program development and evaluation, specifically with regard to culturally tailoring behavioral parent training programs (e.g., PCIT, SafeCare) for Taiwanese families at risk for child abuse and neglect.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents (aged 3-18 years old) and their non-offending caregivers to overcome their trauma-related difficulties. The TF-CBT are components and phase-based treatment. It includes eight practice components summarized by the acronym PRACTICE. It is also structured in three phases: stabilization, trauma, processing, and integration/consolidation. Traumatized children are likely to develop trauma-related maladaptive cognitions and avoidant behavior to the traumatic situation(s) and reminders. The Trauma Narration and Processing phase of TF-CBT is utilized to address these symptoms. However, some therapists may resist entering this phase due to misconceptions about its potential for “re-traumatizing children” or avoiding hearing youth’s trauma narration. This presentation will first introduce the eight main practice components in the three phases and then describe what the research tells us about whether and for whom it is necessary to use Trauma Narration and Processing for successful treatment outcomes