Treatment & Approach Methods

Treatment Methods/Approaches Definitions

EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (Please see EMDR link on main page)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories (Shapiro, 1989a, 1989b). Shapiro’s (2001) Adaptive Information Processing model posits that EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experience to bring these to an adaptive resolution. https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/

Client Centered Psychotherapy – Is viewed as an opportunity for the patient to grow and “become a person” by realizing his own inner potentialities. The client-centered approach is based on the theory that human nature is fundamentally sound and that every individual has a capacity for self-actualization and healthy adjustment. https://psychologydictionary.org/client-centered-therapy/

Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) aims to help promote mental and emotional healing by encouraging people in treatment to be compassionate toward themselves and other people. Compassion, both toward the self and toward others, is an emotional response believed by many to be an essential aspect of well-being. Its development may often have the benefit of improved mental and emotional health.    https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/compassion-focused-therapy

Strength Based Approach- The strength-based approach is centered around the idea that the client is the actor or agent of change. The approach is highly dependent on how the individual processes their thoughts and emotions. It allows for open communication, encouraging individuals to identify value and assemble their strengths and capacities. https://positivepsychology.com/strengths-based-interventions/#what-is-the-strength-based-approach

 Emotion-focused therapy (EFT) approaches healing from the belief that emotions are strongly linked to identity. Emotions guide us in defining preferences and making decisions on a daily basis. https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/what-is-emotion-focused-therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a negative cycle. CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You’re shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel. Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past.https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/talking-therapies-medicine-treatments/talking-therapies-and-counselling/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-cbt/overview/

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a short-term goal-focused evidence-based therapeutic approach, which incorporates positive psychology principles and practices, and which helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than focusing on problems. In the most basic sense, SFBT is a hope friendly, positive emotion eliciting, future-oriented vehicle for formulating, motivating, achieving, and sustaining desired behavioral change. https://solutionfocused.net/what-is-solution-focused-therapy/