At SPBH, we are multi-dimensional in our approach to treatment. Our licensed clinicians and counselors are trained in a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. Below are some of the theories and methods that we practice.
- Conducted in the home; evidenced-based model focused on improving communication/interactions, addressing conflicts/stress between family members.
Structural Family Therapy
- Strength-based model focused on functionality of the family roles; interrupting and preventing dysfunctional patterns from repeating; therapist joins the family early in the establishment of therapeutic rapport to learn about the unspoken rules and dynamics that exist; fostering increased stabilization in members’ interactions.
Strategic Family Therapy
- Combination of classical approaches–strategic and family therapy models; goal-oriented, implementation of specific plans that are carefully designed to address individual behaviors within the family system.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
- Goal-oriented approach; therapist observes dysfunctional patterns in the client and assists in developing short, medium, and long-term goals achieved through measurable, replicable steps.
Crisis Intervention Therapy
- Immediate, short-term support in urgent circumstances aimed at re-stabilizing functioning.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Focused on thought and behavior patterns; identifying distorted thoughts and dysfunctional actions; developing problem solving skills to help with emotional regulation.
- Insight-oriented approach; exploring the unconscious thought patterns that contribute to attitudes and behavior; increasing self-awareness of one’s drives and motives.
- Client-oriented approach, focused on individual’s current experiences and contributing factors (environmental, social, biological, etc.); examining the present rather than the past; 5 guiding principles—Proximity, Similarity, Continuity, Closure, and Connectedness.
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing; an integrative approach for trauma treatment; a set of standard protocols facilitated by a therapist certified in this technique to explore past trauma, present problems, and future actions.
- Focused on the quality and strength of critical relationships; client with self, client with provider, and client with community.
- Expression-oriented; focused on activities aimed to explore past and present relationships, conscious or subconscious feelings; role playing, art, music, or other recreational activities.
- Individual-oriented; focused on the person, not the current problem, and aimed at self-actualization—fulfillment of personal potential. Therapist incorporates respect and positive regard, genuineness, and empathy in building the rapport with the client.
- Individual-oriented; focused on identifying one’s strengths/skills and values/motivators as tools to navigate their lives; therapist helps client co-author a new “story” of more desirable life circumstances to strive toward in the present and near to long-term future.
- Child-centered; use of games, toys, and activities to help children express their emotions.
- Expression-centered; painting, drawing, sculpting as a means of exploring feelings, events, experiences; reflecting on the process of making art and the underlying meanings; often used in conjunction with other therapeutic/analytic techniques.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- A form of cognitive behavioral therapy; identifying dysfunctional thought and behavior patterns, shifting to thoughts and behaviors that lead to more desirable outcomes; 4 components—Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotional Regulation.
Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Adult, relationship-centered, often used with couples or families; short-term method for strengthening existing relationships, addressing communication issues, increasing understanding and awareness of partners’ emotional states, responses, and drives.
- Relationship-centered; focuses on interactions/transactions with others in daily living and their impact on the quality of individual experience.
- Couples-centered; marriage counseling focused on the improvement of communication and understanding in the relationship.
Integrative Approach Therapy
- Individual-centered, used in children, adolescents, and adults; multi-dimensional, incorporates theory and practice from more than one therapeutic approach; combinations of techniques are tailored to individual needs.
Specializing in Family Centered Therapy, Community Partnerships, and a Systems Approach in Connecticut
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