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Evidence-Based Treatment

Crittenton Children's Center

Research shows that using evidence-based treatments for mental illness improve patient outcomes.

Supported by the American Psychological Association, this approach promotes medical practice that is supported by research findings or has been proven effective through clinical experience.

All of Crittenton's therapy staff and nearly 100 percent of our direct care staff use evidence-based interventions. These therapies include:

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) helps those who've developed clinical levels of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), typically as the result of sexual or physical abuse, to learn coping skills.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) provides a comprehensive, integrated array of cognitive-behavioral therapy strategies used to help patients manage their emotions, experiences, and behavior. This treatment helps patients develop problem-solving skills using concepts of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy that uses rapid eye movement to help those suffering from anxiety disorders that were caused by distressing life experiences.
  • Attachment, Self-regulation and Competency (ARC) therapy is for those who've experienced multiple, prolonged traumatic stress. This intervention includes individual and group therapy for children, education for caregivers, parent-child sessions, and parent workshops.

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For more information about Crittenton Children's Center, call 816-765-6600.