TRAUMA FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
The goal of TF-CBT is to help address the unique needs of children and adults with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other problems related to traumatic life experiences, and their parents or primary caregivers. This model of therapy combines trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral therapy. The member and his/her parents are provided knowledge and skills related to processing the trauma; managing distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and enhancing safety, parenting skills, and family communication. TF-CBT is an individualized, short-term treatment that involves both individual and family therapy.
TF-CBT is provided to children and adolescents ages 4 to 18 and adults who have significant behavioral or emotional impairments that are related to traumatic events even if they do not meet DSM V criteria for PTSD. A reduction in PTSD symptoms, depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, sexualized behaviors, trauma related shame, trust, and social skills have been shown.
CLINICAL SUPERVISION, CLINICAL CONSULTATION, PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING, AND DEVELOPMENT
Creative Counseling and Consulting provides clinical supervision for individuals seeking practicum and internship experiences as well as providers seeking clinical consultation and program development. The agency trains providers in trauma informed practices, cultural diversity / competency, crisis planning, and prevention management and behavior management.
Outpatient services include individual, couples, group, and family therapy for children and adults. Individual therapy is geared to the needs and desire outcomes of members and their family. Couples therapy provides a strength based approach in working through relationship issues. Group therapy, on the other hand, is geared towards behavior management. Finally, family therapy is used to assist members and their family in improving their overall functioning with an emphasis on improving their relationship and communication skills with family members.