Trauma Systems Therapy Overview

Besides being a unique and innovative clinical model, TST also provides a framework for organizing trauma-informed services. TST takes a phase-based approach to treatment and consists of four primary intervention modules:

  1. home- and community-based care
  2. services advocacy
  3. emotion regulation skills training
  4. psychopharmacology

TST Overview

These various modules are clinically indicated depending on the child’s degree of emotional dysregulation and stability of her/his social environment.

All TST teams should be guided by the 10 TST Principles:

TST treatment

A full description of TST is offered in our manual:Collaborative Treatment of Traumatized Children and Teens: The Trauma Systems Therapy Approach(Saxe, Ellis, & Kaplow, 2007).