Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Cultural Considerations for Chinese Children
Kin Cheung (George) Lee

Although nearly 20 percent of the world population is ethnically Chinese and traumas are ubiquitous, there is not any culturally adapted mental health treatment for traumatized Chinese children. This paper aims to bridge this research gap by introducing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), an empirically supported treatment, to practitioners who work with traumatized Chinese children and their families. Along with the depiction of the basic TFCBT model, a number of cultural considerations were made according to current research literature and professional therapists’ clinical experiences with this population. This paper also aims to supplement the TFCBT web-based learning course by providing practical recommendations in treating traumatized Chinese children.

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