CBT / ACT: We cannot change the past, but we can change our approach to triggers of distress and cravings, learn to skip trouble before it strikes and manage reactions when it does.
Relational / Psychodynamic: By learning to reflect on our own and other’s feeling states we gain insight and empathy, reduce impulsivity, and heal issues that have prevented us from feeling connected, trusting and loved.
Transformational: It’s a big word but we watch it happen all the time through many of our approaches. Mark has and continues to receive training in AEDP [Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy].
Integrated Dual Disorder Therapy: developed at Dartmouth, this collection of evidence-based practices, when delivered in an integrated way, significantly improves many areas of functioning and reduces symptoms. Mark wrote an article on this – Making A Great Dual Disorders Program.
Mindfulness: Learn to stay calm, improve your focus, change your perspective, and develop self-compassion.
DBT: 4 core modules addressing interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, distress tolerance and emotional regulation. While it was developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder, it benefits many.
Contingency Management: a profoundly effective treatment, mainly for addiction, that uses positive reinforcement of success rather than punishment.