This is an outpatient program designed to decrease symptoms of PTSD or trauma. This program can be completed in junction with clients seeing another provider, or the program can be completed without an outside provider. This program is designed in a time limited manner. The program consists of learning evidence-based skills to manage trauma symptoms, body-based therapies, and processing through trauma events. Clients will consistently take assessments to track progress and appropriateness for program. Clients will be given an evaluation to assess appropriate fit for this outpatient program. If not appropriate, referrals can be given to clients at their request. During course of treatment clients will be given assessments for mood and ptsd symptoms to assess progress and/or barriers.
The manual consists of these therapies:
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that combines strategies like mindfulness, acceptance, and emotion regulation.
- Cognitive Behaviors Therapy: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psycho-therapeutic treatment that helps people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior and emotions
- Behavioral Activation: Behavioral activation is a goal of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that aims to help people engage more often in enjoyable activities
- Exposure Response Prevention: Exposure therapy is a technique in behavior therapy to treat anxiety disorders. Exposure therapy involves exposing the target patient to the anxiety source or its context without the intention to cause any danger. Doing so is thought to help them overcome their anxiety or distress.
- Prolonged Exposure: Prolonged exposure therapy is a form of behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy designed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. It is characterized by two main treatment procedures imaginal and in vivo exposures. Imaginal exposure is repeated 'on-purpose' retelling of the trauma memory.
- Trauma Sensitive Yoga: No experience in yoga is needed. This approach to therapy is based in freedom of choice, interoception, non-coercion, shared authenticity, and invitational language
- Art Therapy - optional: a form of psychotherapy involving the encouragement of free self-expression through painting, drawing, or other art related activities.
Clients will be given an evaluation to assess appropriate fit for this outpatient program. If not appropriate, referrals can be given to clients at their request. During course of treatment clients will be given assessments for mood and ptsd symptoms to assess progress and/or barriers.