Fairy Tale Model (Treating Problem Behaviors: A Trauma-Informed Approach)

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About This Program

Target Population: Teens (13 to 18 years of age) with emotional and behavior problems

Brief Description

The Fairy Tale Model is a model of trauma-informed psychotherapy and is so named because it is taught with the telling of a fairy tale, in which each element of the story corresponds to one of the phases in treatment. Following the treatment manual, Treating Problem Behaviors: A Trauma-Informed Approach, this phase model of trauma-informed treatment calls for a given phase of treatment to be pursued until the client outcome specified for that phase has been achieved. The treatment manual has scripted interventions for working with teens individually.

Program Goals:

The goals of the Fairy Tale Model (Treating Problem Behaviors: A Trauma-Informed Approach) are:

  • Recognizing the trauma/loss contribution to the presenting problem
  • Improving motivation
  • Improving stability and self-management skills
  • Resolving trauma/loss memories
  • Anticipating future challenges

Contact Information

Ricky Greenwald, PsyD
Agency/Affiliation: Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute
Website: www.childtrauma.com/treatment/phase-model
Phone: (413) 774-2340

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: July 2017

Last CEBC Contact Date: May 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: December 2013