Evidenced-Based Treatments Used at The CMWC

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

a short-term, goal-oriented treatment aimed to identify and change patterns of thinking and/or behavior that are contributing to ongoing difficulties and distressing emotions. Through this, people will often experience symptom relief and problem resolution, develop new skills and methods of coping with life stressors, and modify thinking patterns that perpetuate problems.

Acceptance and Commitment Based Therapy (ACT)

an action-oriented treatment that incorporates acceptance and mindfulness strategies in combination with commitment and behavior change techniques to increase psychological flexibility and live a fulfilling life in accordance to your values.

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Mindfulness

a technique aimed to increase focus and fully attend to what is occurring in the present moment without judgment. This often helps us increase awareness of our thoughts, feelings, sensations, and the world around us.

 
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CBT for Psychosis

a treatment that uses skills from CBT to help someone experiencing delusions and hallucinations change the way one thinks about and responds to these experiences. A primary goal of CBT for Psychosis is to reduce distress and impairment related to these experiences.

Motivational Interviewing

a method of treatment that helps reduce feelings of ambivalence and uncertainty to build internal motivation necessary to change an undesirable behavior.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

a therapy that builds skill base in mindfulness techniques, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness

 

Strength Based Psychotherapy

a therapy modality that focuses on the internal strengths and resources rather than weaknesses, failures, and limitations

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Emotion Focused Therapy

a short-term therapy that helps one become more aware of emotions in order to enhance one’s ability to cope with and reduce negative effects of distressing emotions

Trauma Informed Practices

All therapy is approached through a trauma-informed lens to reduce the risk of re-traumatization and increase comfort and safety within the therapeutic environment

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