Evidenced Based Treatments
Evidenced based treatments apply the best available evidence gained from research studies to clinical practice. Some of the evidenced based treatments I use include: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Behavioral Family Systems Therapy (BFST).
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that our thoughts determine how we feel and act. CBT is a collaborative process where the individual plays an active role in setting their goals and monitoring their progress. The purpose is to increase self-awareness and facilitate better self-understanding by changing cognitions and improving behavior skills.
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is a behavioral therapy used for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Exposure involves purposeful and conscious confrontation to direct or imagined objects or situations that trigger anxious thoughts. Response prevention refers to refraining from the compulsive or ritual behaviors created by the obsessive thought. Over time, successful completion of exposures can result in a decrease in anxiety related to obsessive thoughts.
Behavioral Family Systems Therapy (BFST)
Behavioral Family Systems Therapy (BFST) is a type of family therapy that is designed to help reduce parent-adolescent conflict. The focus of the therapy is on problem solving, communication skills training, identification of strong or rigid beliefs, and family structure.