Treatment Models


Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Ages 3- to 18

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is the gold standard in treatment for childhood trauma and traumatic grief. It has been proven to be consistently effective in reducing children’s traumatic symptoms as well as symptoms of depression and behavioral problems. TF-CBT is most appropriate for children ages 3-18 and is most effective with a supportive caregiver who is heavily involved in treatment.

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Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Ages 2.5 to 6.5

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a short-term, specialized behavior management program for young children experiencing behavioral and/or emotional difficulties. PCIT involves both the child and caregiver to improve overall behavior and to reduce parenting stress. PCIT is designed for young children between the ages of 2 ½ and 6 ½ years. PCIT has been successful with: children with oppositional/defiant problems or aggressive behaviors, children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), children experiencing adjustment problems, children impacted by substance abuse or parental abuse/neglect, children in foster care placement, adopted or recently reunited with parents.

**PCIT requires a minimum of a 12-16 week commitment by the parent/caregiver and child with one session per week.

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Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)

Ages 5 to 17

Alternative for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) is an evidence based treatment model designed to help families and children communicate more effectively and to improve the relationships between conflicting parents/caregivers and children. This treatment model has been proven effective for children and families experiencing high conflict situations, physical abuse as well as child behavioral problems.

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Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

Ages 0 to 5

Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is a treatment model designed to help children who are experiences trauma, mental health problems, behavioral or attachment issues, as well as children experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This treatment model involves both the child and parent/caregiver.

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that aims to heal the mind from psychological and mental trauma. Through examining the past, present and future circumstances surrounding a traumatic event, this psychotherapy deals with developing successful coping mechanisms and reactions the stress surrounding the related trauma.

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