1. Deal with my emotions (anger‚ sadness‚ depression‚ anxiety) since I experienced my trauma. *
2. Deal with the impact of the trauma has had on my life.
3. Get my life back to normal. *
4. Have conversations about the traumatic experience.
5. Accept what happened.
6. Find some meaning in what happened.
7. Control distressing thoughts about the traumatic experience.
8. Control distressing images of the event/experience that come into my mind.
9. Not “lose it” emotionally. *
10.Deal with thoughts about my own vulnerability.
11.Manage distressing dreams or images about the traumatic experience.*
12.Not be critical of myself about what happened.*
13.Be optimistic since the traumatic experience.*
14.Be supportive to other people since the traumatic experience.*
15.Control thoughts of the traumatic experience happening to me again.*
16.Cope with thoughts that I can’t handle things anymore.
17.Get help from others about what happened. *
18.Not lose my temper at others.
19.Be strong emotionally.
20.Not be critical of myself about how I’m handling this (e.g.‚ “I should be dealing with this better!).
* Item selected for the 9-item version of the CSE-T.
0= Not Capable to 7= Totally Capable
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