Before a treatment plan can be established, a thorough diagnostic evaluation is essential. The evaluation consists of a two-hour parent interview, followed by a one-hour child interview. As part of this diagnostic evaluation, you may be asked to share relevant prior records and to complete behavior rating scales. After the parent and child interviews, there is a one-hour feedback session, during which impressions and recommendations for treatment are provided. Treatment goals, frequency and duration are identified collaboratively.
Evidence-based treatments have been studied in several large-scale clinical trials, involving thousands of patients and careful comparison of the effects of evidence-based treatments versus other types of psychological treatments. Dozens of multi-year studies have shown that evidence-based treatments can significantly reduce symptoms for many years following the end of psychological treatment. Other types of psychological therapies do not have similar evidence of efficacy to date.
Below is a list of evidence-based treatments and therapies which this practice routinely administers:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Exposure Plus Response Prevention (E/RP)
- Transdiagnostic CBT and mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT-A and DBT-C)
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Rational Emotive Therapy (REBT)
- Parent Training
- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
- Parent Management Training (PMT)
- School Consultation
- Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)
- Evidence-Based School Behavior Assessment of Externalizing Behavior (REDSCOS)
- DBT Skills in Schools
- Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT)
- Behavior and Support Plan Development and Implementation
- Providing training and consultation services to administrators, teachers, and students.
A course of treatment is developed following the diagnostic evaluation and one or more of the above-listed therapies may be applied, as well as other techniques based on the clinician’s judgment and experience.