Evidence-based Treatments

CBT+ and its Resources

Read some of the CBT+ resources on evidence-based treatments (EBTs) and organizational practices to support EBTs here in the CBT+ Notebook.

The CBT+ Notebook includes detailed information on engagement/motivational enhancement, assessment, coping skills, CBT for anxiety and depression, Trauma-focused CBT, Parent Management Training (PMT), general skills, substance abuse, suicide and self-injury, child sexual behaviors, and other mental health problems as well as therapist cheat sheets,  flow diagrams, and “need to know” sheets.

The Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress also has an in-depth resources page, which provides fact sheets relevant for researchers, clinicians,  patients and patient’s families.

Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) Website

Across the globe, researchers have found those living in low-to-middle income countries experience high rates of poverty, interpersonal violence, substance abuse, and mental health issues, often occurring simultaneously. Given the growing urgency to reduce the treatment gap and get effective treatments to those in need, we need a new approach that addresses the overlap of these health problems. CETA is a scientifically-proven modular, multi-problem, transdiagnostic intervention, combining treatments for a range of mental health issues (trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse) into a single model. It’s community-based approach addresses several mental health challenges in concert, enabling scale-up and sustainability in low-to-middle-income environments. CETA is designed specifically to treat multiple problem areas across the lifespan (children, adolescents, and adults), and is adaptable to meet the needs and unique situations of each person or family. This novel approach has simplified clinical decision-making, making it a replicable and scalable treatment model for use in low-to-middle-income countries around the world. CETA has proven to be effective in reducing interpersonal violence, substance abuse, and mental health problems (e.g., depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, etc.), and reinforcing suicide prevention. Impact in these areas is likely to have a long-term positive impact on reducing preventable death (e.g., vehicle accidents, suicide), and improving overall public health.

See information on the website here. 

National Resources

The Chadwick Center for Children Services conducted the Kauffman Best Practices Project Final Report and found TF-CBT to be a best practice (an evidence-based practice) in the field of child abuse treatment.

For more information on TF-CBT and other evidence-based practices for treating child trauma, please visit The National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Also of interest is the 2004 Child Physical and Sexual Abuse: Guidelines for Treatment.

Online Training

If you are a masters-level mental health clinician or provider and are interested in obtaining training in TF-CBT, there are two free online training resources. They have basic TF-CBT training and, once basic is completed, training on using TF-CBT with childhood traumatic grief.