Conjoint Sessions- Why do we have conjoint sessions?


Goals
 To increase communication between the child and parent
 To increase comfort in talking about trauma



Challenges
Children with developmental disabilities may:
 engage in one sided conversation
 have difficulty engaging and responding to others



Skills
 conjoint sessions throughout treatment
 involve additional caregivers




Grosso, C. (2012) Children with developmental disabilities. In J.A. Cohen, A.P. Mannarino, E. Deblinger (Eds.), Trauma focused cbt for children and adolescents (pp. 149-174). NY: Guildford.