The revision of this web site was supported by a variety of sources, including a subcontract (Daniel Smith, Ph.D., subcontract director) to grant award No. 5U79SM061257from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Judith Cohen, M.D., Project Director. Contents or points of view of this web site are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department Health and Human Services. All people appearing in the video demonstrations on this site are actors or volunteers who gave their informed consent or assent to appear. No one in trauma treatment appeared in the video demonstrations.
This website represents the joint efforts of a large group of people. The treatment model, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, was developed jointly by Esther Deblinger, Ph.D., Co-Director of the New Jersey CARES Institute at the Rowan University, and Judith Cohen, M.D., and Anthony Mannarino, Ph.D., who are the Medical Director and Director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, Allegheny General Hospital, in Pittsburgh, PA. Their pioneering work developing and testing this treatment model serves as the basis for this web-based training program. They also provided extensive help and consultation for the development of original training course and this, its revision.
Daniel W. Smith, Ph.D. served as the project coordinator for this web site, and directed its development and construction. He was assisted by Benjamin E. Saunders, Ph.D. Content for the web site was developed by the faculty and staff at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Contributors include:
The web site was constructed and is maintained by the Educational Technology Laboratory at the Medical University of South Carolina, under the direction of Mary Mauldin, Ed.D. Programming, editing, videography, and other technical contributions were completed by Jonathan Coultas and William Holt. Rebekah Menges contributed the graphic arts and visual design for the course.
The following consultants provided guidance and review for the development of the web site:
Most video demonstrations were shot by staff at MUSC, but some demonstrations were also were provided by staff at the New Jersey CARES Institute and the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents at Allegheny General Hospital (and produced by Appleboxs, Inc. in Pittsburgh, PA).
We are grateful to the many colleagues, friends, trainees, parents, and children who voluntarily helped us film demonstration videos.
Appearing in the video demonstrations or module introductions: