Therapist Certification Program

Preschool PTSD Treatment (PPT) is an evidence-based treatment for 3-6 year-old children with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) model that is manualized and developmentally-modified for this age group.

Youth PTSD Treatment (YPT) is a similar CBT model adapted for 7-18 year-old youths.  

Both were primarily developed by Michael S. Scheeringa, MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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The online search for providers contains all of the clinicians certified in Advanced PPT and Advanced YPT. We are still in the process of adding all the one-day trained clinicians.

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Data on PTSD


During the five-year LCTP, we collected data on PTSD plus other emotional and behavioral problems on over 13,000 youths in the Louisiana child welfare system. View our interactive graphs to learn about prevalences of these problems, changes over time, and types of traumatic events.

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Training Video for the Trauma and Behavioral Health Screen


The Trauma and Behavioral Health screen (TBH) was developed for the LCTP project to assess for PTSD plus other common internalizing and externalizing disorders in youths. It is free. This video was used in our project to train over 600 DCFS caseworkers about the impact of trauma and how to administer the TBH.

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