Clinical Service Defined
Trauma Informed Approach and Trauma Specific Interventions
Looks at the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery; recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system; responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and seeks to actively resist re-traumatization CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy): The belief that emotions, thoughts and behaviours all influence each other. CBT focuses on the link between these three principles and using action oriented strategies and tools to help a client to move forward
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Reduce long-lasting effects of distressing memories by developing more adaptive coping mechanisms whilst receiving one of several types of bilateral sensory input
Solution Focused Therapy
Goal directed collaborative approach to therapeutic change that is conducted through direct observations and communication
Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
A combination of CBT (described under CBT) and Mindfulness (described under Mindfulness). MiCBT helps change the process of thinking, not just the content of our thoughts
A form of nonverbal communication that focuses on dissociation, trauma, attachment theory and cognitive approaches
Attachment Based Therapy
An analysis and understanding of how dysfunctional attachments get represented in the human inner world and subsequently re-enacted in adult life. Therapy aims to decrease dysfunctional emotions caused by attachment disorders, such as jealousy, rage, rejection, loss, and commitment issues that are brought on by the lack of response from a parent or the loss of a loved one
Paying attention to each event experienced in the present moment within our body and mind, with a non-judgemental, non-reactive and accepting attitude
Directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. It is focused and goal-directed
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and mindfulness strategies used collaboratively with commitment and behavior-change strategies to increase psychological flexibility
Anti-Oppressive Practice (AOP)
To acknowledge oppression in societies, economies, cultures, and groups, and to remove or negate the influence of that oppression
Person Centered Therapy (PC)
Provide clients with an opportunity to develop a sense of self where they can realize how their attitudes, feelings and behavior are being negatively affected
Response Based Practice
Looks at effective responses to violence and other forms of oppression and adversity, through direct service, e.g. counselling, education, research, supervision and advocacy
A method of therapy that separates the person from the problem and encourages people to rely on their own skill sets to minimize the problems that exist in their everyday lives using forms of narrative to discover these skills
Expressive Play Therapy
Creating a safe and therapeutic space for children and adults who have experienced loss, trauma, abuse and/or neglect. Techniques used consist of creative imagery, art, sand play, and general play
Conflict Resolution Therapy
incorporates imagery and communication as the primary tools for exploration and conflict resolution. By identifying dysfunctional behaviors and origins of discord, resolutions can be found. Skills are developed that allow participants to unite when facing difficult situations.
Assessing conditions that affect brain health, such as Alzheimer’s and traumatic brain injury, and evaluating how neurological functioning can affect mental health.
Places its emphasis on a person’s ability to adapt to feelings of inadequacy and inferiority relative to others. He believed that a person will be more responsive and cooperative when he or she is encouraged and harbors feeling of adequacy and respect.
Provides a clear and distinct set of guidelines for recovery. It gives the person seeking treatment a controlled platform for the release of his or her emotions while aiming to achieve positive and constructive responses, rather than negative and destructive ones.