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CBT is based on the idea that thoughts drive emotions, which then drive behaviors. CBT focuses on identifying faulty thinking patterns and modifying/improving cognitive processes.
DBT is an evidence based therapeutic approach that fosters positive behavioral change through these essential life skills: mindfulness; distress tolerance; interpersonal effectiveness; and emotion regulation.
ACT is an empirically based treatment approach that utilizes mindfulness strategies with behavioral modification techniques to help patients learn how to accept life challenges and commit to progressing towards a fulfilling life.
PCT is a non-directive, empathic treatment approach that helps empower and motivate patients throughout the therapeutic process. This approach involves following the patients' lead, while providing support, guidance, and structure so that the patient can discover individual solutions within themselves, in order to facilitate change.
TF-CBT is a short-term, evidence-based treatment for those who have experienced a traumatic life event. TF-CBT combines CBT approaches with exposure therapy, and focuses on alleviating post-traumatic stress symptoms, including depression, anxiety, and trauma-related shame and mistrust.
PE is used to treat individuals with a history of trauma. This approach involves gradual exposure to trauma-related memories, feelings and situations. It includes both imaginal exposure and in-vivo exposure to assist patients in overcoming trauma-related fears.
Play therapy is a theoretical treatment approach used with young children to better understand and resolve emotional and behavioral struggles. Research suggests Play Therapy is an effective mental health approach, regardless of age, gender, or the nature of the problem. Play therapists meet children where they are at developmentally, as play is considered the "language" of a child.
Psychodynamic therapy is also known as insight oriented therapy. A psychodynamic approach to therapy focuses on patients' inner drives and unconscious mind, as being the primary force of behavior. Treatment is geared towards understanding one's feelings, motives, and decisions by uncovering underlying influences that stem from past experiences.
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