Aggression Replacement Training (ART) is a treatment method to help children with anger management difficulties by offering more effective ways of communicating and avoiding conflict, anger control techniques to manage feelings, and moral reasoning sessions where children are encouraged to think through various situations to reach appropriate solutions.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a direct, pragmatic approach to problem solving for individuals with a variety of diagnoses. It has been found effective in multiple populations and age groups, employing methods such as reality testing and conscious evaluation of thoughts, feelings, and attributional style to help the individual develop a healthier frame of reference for his or her environment and experiences. Cognitive therapy is most often the foundation of effective, evidence-based treatments.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) combines cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness with an emphasis on skills training. DBT was designed to decrease emotional dysregulation and entails 1 year of weekly individual and group skills-training sessions, 24/7 skills coaching and weekly treatment team meetings. DBT has consistently demonstrated decreases in suicidal and self-harm behavior and emotional dysregulation.
Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a short term (8-12 session) intervention delivered in the home that supports and enhances the abilities of high-risk youth (ages 11-18) and their families to improve their situations through a systematic approach. The three intervention phases target specific goals of engagement and motivation, behavior change, and generalization so that the entire family can utilize community resources to maintain these changes. FFT is a flexibly structured framework for establishing effective communication between youth and caregivers.
Family Integrated Transitions (FIT) The FIT program integrates Multisystemic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy to provide individual and family therapy to juvenile offenders under 17 ½ with co-morbid behavioral and/or emotional problems and chemical dependency. FIT is delivered in the home. Goals of the FIT program include lowering the risk of recidivism, achieving youth abstinence from alcohol and other drugs, improving the mental health of the youth, and increasing pro-social behavior.
Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) is a systematic intervention based on principles of motivational psychology designed to evoke rapid, internally generated changes in behaviors of abusers of drugs and alcohol. The therapist helps the client utilize their own resources for creating and maintaining positive change.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) A counseling style for eliciting behavioral changes using directive methods that enhances motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) uses principles from attachment and social learning theory to help the parent effectively correct problem behavior and develop a nurturing relationship with his or her preschool-aged child. Parents are observed by therapists while interacting with their children and coached on methods for becoming a more effective parent including limit setting, problem solving, and consistency.
Program in Assertive Community Treatment (ACT or PACT) is a team-oriented approach designed to provide support and rehabilitation through community based treatment for adult patients with serious and persistent mental illnesses who have not benefitted from the traditional mental health outpatient model. A team of professionals including nurses, psychiatrists, caseworkers and social workers is available 24/7 to provide treatment, help find employment and housing, and provide other social supports.
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) is an intervention with a public health orientation designed to be delivered by professionals and paraprofessionals within service settings and at levels of intensity that are matched to each family’s individual needs. Triple P is designed for parents of children ages 0-12, but program variants are available for parents of teens, families at risk for child abuse and neglect, and families of children with developmental disabilities.
Relapse Prevention Therapy (RP) uses behavioral and cognitive techniques to help the client identify strategies to maintain sobriety and effectively manage relapse. Relapse Prevention aims to enhance coping skills, provide new ways to think about relapse, and identify ways to make lifestyle changes that support sobriety and augment coping (e.g., meditation, exercise).
Trauma-Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a treatment provided to children ages 4 - 18 experiencing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress after a traumatic event. It is a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma-sensitive interventions developed to improve the emotional and social well being of children with significant behavioral or emotional problems related to traumatic life events. It is made up of individualized sessions for child and parent (occasionally together) to teach ways of managing distressing thoughts and feelings, increasing family communication, and improving parenting skills.
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