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.
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
This instrument can be found at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4664052/
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