Trauma-focused therapy for chronic domestic violence

A young mother is supported to engage in trauma-focused CBT after chronic domestic violence.

Stacey, a 28-year-old mother of three young children, is new to the practice.


Over the past six weeks, she has attended on several occasions for treatment of her children’s minor ailments.

At this consultation, the four-year-old has coryzal symptoms and a mild fever. Looking pale and unwell herself, Stacey noticeably winces when she coughs.

She reluctantly agrees to be examined.

Under her clothing, she has multiple fading bruises on her torso, finger grip marks on her upper arm and signs of two