Focuses on helping children and adolescents affected by trauma. It's effective in treating PTSD and it is a short term program with the child and the parents. Trauma focused CBT addresses factors related to the child's traumatic experiences including: behavioral and cognitive issues, depressions and/or anxiety symptoms and helping to improve parenting skills and parent interactions with their children.
ABA interventions are personalized to reflect the unique psychological, educational and developmental needs of the child. Our board certified behavior analysts combine intensive teaching and behavior modification techniques to help individuals undergoing treatment to:
• Increase skills in language, play and socialization
• Decrease challenging behaviors that interfere with learning and daily life
• Reduce or eliminate ritualistic or self-injurious behaviors
• Increase attention span
• Improve adaptive skills
• Increase independence
Shown in numerous research studies to improve challenging behaviors that can strain the relationship between parents and their young children, PCIT is an evidence-based approach that combines behavior therapy, play therapy and caregiver training to produce long lasting results.
As part of the EMDR process, the therapist may direct the client to hold specific memories in mind while also guiding the client in a way that the person may be able to process the traumatic memory at a faster rate compared to psychotherapy alone. EMDR has been found to minimize emotional responses connected to the memory by activating mechanisms in the brain that help the individual process the distressing emotions and memory.
EMDR therapy involves 8 phases that incorporate a variety of elements. It includes looking at past memories, current triggers, and skills and behaviors that can help in the future.
TARGET is a strengths-based approach to education and therapy for trauma survivors. TARGET teaches a set of seven skills Focus, Recognize triggers, Emotion self-check, Evaluate thoughts, Define goals, Options, and Make a contribution (FREEDOM) that can be used to regulate emotions, manage trauma memories, promote self-assurance, and achieve lasting recovery.