Archive for Month: September 2019

Clinical psychological research on treating children and adolescents exposed to violent trauma

Lectio Praecursoria delivered on the occasion of the public examination of my Doctoral dissertation, Mechanisms of change in psychological treatment of posttraumatic stress symptoms among children and adolescents, on September 6, 2019, at Tampere University.


According to estimates based on surveys from around 100 countries, a minimum of one billion children and adolescents under the age of 18 are exposed to some form of violence during each year (Hillis et al., 2018). Here they are. Except every one of these symbols represents one million children and adolescents, not one.

Children and adolescents under the age of 18 exposed to violence annually. Approximate illustration based on Hillis et al. (2018).
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