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The use of CBT has been extended to children and adolescents with good results. It is often used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, and symptoms related to trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Significant work has been done in this area by Mark Reinecke and his colleagues at Northwestern University in the Clinical Psychology program in Chicago.

CBT has been used with children and adolescents to treat a variety of conditions with good success[1][2].

CBT is also used as a treatment modality for children who have experienced Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, chronic maltreatment, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder[3]. It would be one component of treatment for children with C-PTSD, along with a variety of other components, which are discussed in the Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder article. In addition, many approaches to treating such children, such as Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy incorporate Cognitive therapy methods and principles into treatment[4]

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  1. (2005-12-05) Kendall, Philip C. (ed). Child and Adolescent Therapy: Cognitive-Behavioral Procedures, (3rd ed.), Guilford Press. ISBN 1-59385-113-8.
  2. (2003-05-02) Reinecke, Mark A.; Dattilio, Frank M.; Freeman, A. (eds). Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents: A Casebook for Clinical Practice (2nd ed.), Guilford Press. ISBN 1-57230-853-2.
  3. (2006) Briere, John; Scott, Catherine (eds). Principles of Trauma Therapy, Sage. ISBN 0-7619-2921-5. (see especially Chapter 7, "Cognitive Interventions", pp. 109-119).
  4. (2005) Becker-Weidman, A., & Shell, D. (eds). Creating Capacity for Attachment, Wood 'N' Barnes. ISBN 1-885473-72-9.

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