Commentary: The doctor will not see you now--therapist-light therapy for PTSD in children as the way ahead? Reflections on Salloum et al. (2016)

J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2016 May;57(5):623-4. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12533.


Salloum and colleagues have presented data in support of a novel and cost-effective approach to the treatment of PTSD in young children. In this commentary, I outline an argument for why their stepped-care model may be an important change to how psychological therapies for trauma-exposed youth are delivered, and propose further caveats that need to be addressed in future research.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Humans
  • Phototherapy*
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / psychology*