Publication Date

Fall 2020

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Frederick Grieve (Director), Andrea Jenkins, Daniel McBride, and Carl Myers

Degree Program

Doctor of Psychology in Applied Psychology

Degree Type

Doctor of Psychology


There is a need for more evidenced based treatments for adolescents with trauma related disorders. Currently, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT) is the gold standard, but clients and clinician need the ability to choose between effective treatments. This study completed a direct comparison between six weeks of treatment in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Trauma and TF CBT via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Treatments were measured using the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale and the Child PTSD Symptom Scale. Both treatments were found to be effective in reducing trauma related symptoms in two 12-year-old females.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Pediatrics | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy