EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies.

EMDR psychotherapy is an information processing therapy and uses an eight phase approach to address the experiential contributors of a wide range of pathologies. It attends to the past experiences that have set the groundwork for pathology, the current situations that trigger dysfunctional emotions, beliefs and sensations, and the positive experience needed to enhance future adaptive behaviors and mental health.

Adults; special development and protocols for those struggling with substance use/abuse.

Economic Success in Recovery

Economic Success in Recovery assists women, who often have a history of economic dependence on abusive partners, in gaining the skills to effectively manage money issues and draw associations between their past substance use and current economic situation.

It is an 8 session educational curriculum designed to assist women in (1) examining how money management is related to the recovery process, (2) developing effective money management skills and (3) identifying and planning educational, vocational, and job training opportunities and objectives.

Women; special focus substance abuse and mental health; available in English and Spanish languages.

Contact Information: To obtain curriculum and additional information, contact: Dr. Hortensia Amaro: hamaro@usc.edu or Rita Nieves, R.N., M.P.H.: rnieves@bphc.org

Culturally Modified Trauma Focused Therapy (CM-TFT)

This intervention was developed for use with Latino children and is based on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with the addition of modules integrating cultural concepts throughout treatment.

Latino Children (ages 4-18), males and females, broad range of acculturation.

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Child Parent Psychotherapy

Child Parent Psychotherapy is a dyadic, relationship-based treatment for parents and young children (birth-5) that helps restore normal developmental functioning in the wake of violence and trauma by focusing on restoring the attachment relationships that are negatively affected by violence, establishing a sense of safety and trust within the parent-child relationship, and addressing the co-constructed meaning of the event or trauma shared by parent and child. Sessions focus on parent-child interactions to support and foster healthy coping, affect regulation, and increased appropriate reciprocity between parent and child. Parent guidance on development, behavioral management, crisis intervention, and case management are provided as needed in an unstructured way.

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Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women

Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women is a manualized curriculum for women’s services based on theory, research, and clinical experience. The evidence-based materials are designed for trauma treatment, although the connection between trauma and substance abuse in women’s lives is a primary theme throughout. The program has been developed for use in residential and outpatient treatment settings, domestic violence programs, mental health clinics, and criminal justice settings. Beyond Trauma has a psychoeducational component that teaches women what trauma is, its process, and its impact. The major emphasis is on coping skills, with specific exercises for developing emotional wellness.

Women; has been adapted to prison populations, alcohol treatment; HIV

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for PTSD w/ people w/ severe mental illness (SMI)

For men or women with PTSD; addiction treatment settings, adolescents, survivors of disaster/terrorism, and person’s receiving treatment in primary care settings.

Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC): A Comprehensive Framework for Intervention with Complexly Traumatized Youth

ARC is a framework for intervention with youth and families who have experienced multiple and/or prolonged traumatic stress. ARC identifies three core domains that are frequently impacted among traumatized youth, which are relevant to future resiliency. ARC provides a theoretical framework, core principles of intervention, and a guiding structure for providers working with these youth and their caregivers, while recognizing that a one-size-model does not fit all. ARC is designed for youth from early childhood to adolescence and their caregivers or care-giving systems.

Youth five to adolescent who have experienced multiple and/or prolonged traumatic stress; adaptations have been made for specific populations such as pre-/post- adoptive, internationally adopted, urban high-risk, Native Alaskan, juvenile justice-involved, child-welfare involved, and war refugee youth.

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