ADVANCED COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY
Advanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an effective form of treatment for a variety of psychological problems including addictive behavior, ADHD, anger, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, oppositional behavior, relationship problems, and school refusal.
INDIVIDUALIZED BEHAVIOR PLANS
Behavior plans are created in collaboration with the family to target specific behaviors for change. These plans are excellent tools for problems such as school refusal, oppositional behavior, executive functioning problems with children who have ADHD, repetitive hair pulling, and addictive patterns of behavior.
Sometimes traditional psychotherapy is not enough to improve the functioning of a client’s life. At Therapy West, our In-Vivo program, sometimes referred to as extramural therapy, was developed to meet the needs of clients who require a more intensive, hands-on approach to help them outside of the “four walls” of therapy. This allows the client to generalize therapeutic gains in the flow of their daily living.
Using our Wrap-a-Round approach, we create a multi-pronged therapeutic plan to help your child or teen succeed in the home environment while treating the psychological and educational problems in tandem. At Therapy West, we offer behavioral contracting, psychotherapy, parent education and academic support for our clients.
In these groups, a clinician guides the members to shape new adaptive behaviors. Groups are often helpful, in that they provide immediate feedback within a safe, yet real world setting. We offer groups for different ages as well as for different needs (e.g., Kids with ADHD, Preteen Girls).
We conduct a variety of brief assessments (e.g., classroom or home observations, adult reports, self-report measures) to assess whether or not specific behaviors or thoughts are a clinically significant problem. If the data suggest that the behaviors or thoughts are problematic, we then use the findings to identify the likely cause of the difficulty. By completion of a careful task analysis, we develop of strategies to eliminate or reduce maladaptive behaviors and replace them with adaptive behaviors.