Topic: Violence and abuse

Implementation of TF-CBT at Norwegian Child and Adolescents’ Mental Health Clinics

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment method for trauma-exposed children with elaborated levels of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms. The Norwegian Knowledge Center on Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS) implement TF-CBT at Child and Adolescents' Mental Health Clinics (BUP) as commissioned by the Ministry of Health.

2022 This project is ongoing 2029

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Main objective

The effect of TF-CBT has been investigated in a study conducted at eight Child and Adolescents’ Mental Health Clinics (BUP) in Norway. The results of the study showed that the method is more effective for severely traumatized children than therapy as usual. Please find information and results from this study here. The first project period lasted from 2012 to 2017.  You can find additional information about this project here. The second project period lasted from 2018 to 2021 and you can find more information about this project here. By the end of 2021, NKVTS had contributed to implementation in about 80% of the BUPs in Norway.  

In Implementation of TF-CBT 2022-2024 we aim to contribute to implementing TF-CBT to all BUPs of Norway, as well as support the sustainment of TF-CBT in all participating clinics. 

Further information

Questions about the project can be addressed to: 
Marianne Skogbrott Birkeland
Project leader 
Implementation of TF-CBT in Norwegian child and adolescent mental health services