Whether brief or long-term, the treatment of childhood trauma should include an opportunity for the youngster to abreact (express strong emotion), correct (find individual, community or even fantasized solutions), and to discover contexts (perspectives and understandings of the events that occurred). Dr. Terr will thoroughly discuss and exemplify these three modes of treatment, selecting brief therapies as the clinical examples.
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LENORE TERR, MD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF and a private practitioner in San Francisco, California. She is a pioneer in the field of childhood trauma. Her studies of the Chowchilla bus kidnapping victims, the students who witnessed the Challenger space shuttle explosion, and the survivors of the Columbine High School attack have educated pro- fessionals and lay persona around the world. Dr. Terr is the winner of the Child Psychiatry Research Award and the Biopsychological Prize of the American Psychiatric Association. She also was given the Child Advocacy Award of the American Psychological Association. Her newest book is Magical Moments of Change. A previous book, Too Scared to Cry, has been called a "classic" by the Journal of the American Medical Association.