Evidence Based Practice Descriptions

Adolescent Aggression and Behavior Problems

Aggression Replacement Training (ART) is a cognitive-behavioral group intervention delivered three times per week for ten weeks. It is designed to reduce impulsive, aggressive, delinquent, and disruptive behavior problems of teens between the ages 12 – 18. Research outcomes include significant reductions in symptoms of behavior problems, aggression, delinquency, and improved social skills.

Adolescent and Childhood Trauma

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a psychosocial treatment model that provides education, relaxation training, and emotional regulation skills for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. TF-CBT is generally delivered in 16-20 sessions of individual and parent-child therapy. Outcomes include reduced behavior problems, depression, symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and shame.

Adolescent Substance Abuse

Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) is a behavioral treatment for teens struggling with alcohol and other substance use problems. It is typically delivered over 16 weeks in individual and family counseling settings. Research shows youth receiving A-CRA are much less likely to continue using alcohol and drugs; maintain recovery, are more socially stable, and less depressed.

Adult Relational Problems, Suicidal Behavior, and Depression

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) - a cognitive-behavioral treatment designed to be delivered twice a week in both group and individual counseling settings. Research-based outcomes include reductions in suicide attempts, self-harming behaviors, depression, and substance use.

Adult Relational Problems, Suicidal Behavior, and Depression

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) - a cognitive-behavioral treatment designed to be delivered twice a week in both group and individual counseling settings. Research-based outcomes include reductions in suicide attempts, self-harming behaviors, depression, and substance use.

Adult Serious Mental Illness such as Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

   Illness Management Recovery (IMR) uses educational, behavioral, and relapse-prevention strategies to reduce the serious symptoms of mental illness and help people recover their ability to work and maintain healthy relationships. It is delivered in a supportive group format. Research outcomes include improved coping skills, social support, lessening of symptoms of mental illness, and reduced suicidal behaviors.

   Psycho-Education Multi-Family Group (PMFG) is a group treatment that uses specific educational and problem-solving strategies to help both individuals and families cope with serious mental illness. Research-based outcomes include improved employment for clients, reduced acute mental illness relapses, reduced symptoms, and improved family functioning.

Adult Substance Abuse

   Matrix Model is an intensive individual and group treatment approach that focuses on relapse-prevention, education, and social supports to reduce substance mis-use, particularly meth-amphetamine dependence. The intensive outpatient portion of the Matrix program lasts approximately 16 weeks. Ongoing support, including family support, is also a part of the program. Research-based outcomes include higher treatment completion rates, and significant reductions in drug use.

  Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a behavioral treatment designed to reduce drug and alcohol use, and involvement with the criminal justice system. In group and individual counseling settings individuals work on thought processes and behaviors that sustain drug and alcohol use and involvement in other illegal activities. Research-based outcomes include lower drug and alcohol use among participants and lower rates of return to criminal behavior.

   Seeking Safety is a group counseling intervention designed for individuals with histories of substance abuse and trauma. It focuses on helping individuals use effective coping skills in order to remain safe in relationships, and decrease symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress and substance abuse. Outcomes include significant reductions in drug and alcohol use, trauma-related symptoms, and other forms of mental illness such as depression.

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