Letting the Story Unfold: A Case Study of Client-Centered Therapy for Childhood Traumatic Grief

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Abstract

There has been increasing interest in the newly identified condition of childhood traumatic grief (CTG) since the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. The case presented here is one of an adolescent girl who was diagnosed with CTG following the death of her father, a firefighter killed in the line of duty on September 11, 2001. Literature on CTG, its treatment, and adolescent development will be discussed. The application of client-centered treatment to CTG will be highlighted by the case description and diagnostic findings prior to, during, and following treatment.

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