Journal article

Users' experiences of trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy for children and adolescents: a systematic review and metasynthesis of qualitative research

Lakshmi Neelakantan, Sarah Hetrick, Daniel Michelson

European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry | SPRINGER | Published : 2019


Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT) is an effective intervention for post-traumatic stress disorder, yet implementation may be hindered by practitioners' concerns about how treatment is experienced by users. This metasynthesis systematically reviews qualitative evidence on youth and caregivers' experiences of TF-CBT to better understand user perspectives on process and outcomes of treatment. A systematic review and metasynthesis were undertaken for qualitative studies of treatment experience related to TF-CBT. Data were extracted according to Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating Centre guidelines, and studies were critically appraised using Critical..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This manuscript is based on a dissertation originally submitted by Lakshmi Neelakantan in partial fulfilment of the MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation at University of Oxford. Ms. Neelakantan was sponsored by the Chevening Scholarships, the UK Government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.