Date of Defense


Date of Graduation



Social Work

First Advisor

Richard Grinnell

Second Advisor

Melinda McCormick


Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prayer, Worship


Social workers and other clinicians have an opportunity to best meet the needs of children and parents working through trauma by utilizing innovative treatment methods in the therapy process. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based practice with research suggesting effectiveness in reducing PTSD and anxiety symptoms. My working model combines TF-CBT components as outlined in the acronym PRACTICE, and the Christian components of prayer and worship. Comprehensive descriptions of both the TF-CBT components and each Christian component are described for educational purposes. The working model suggests powerful resources to utilize with both adult and child clients in a variety of clinical circumstances. Limitations and instructions to further research are also included to provide future considerations for clinicians upon integrating this working model into their TF-CBT practice.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

Certificate.pdf (287 kB)

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