The Child Trauma Academy (CTA) is a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, Texas working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education. http://childtrauma.org/about-childtrauma-academy/
Christian Therapy or Counseling, is an approach that works with clients through the lens that God -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit and Biblical Scripture -- are the guiding forces from which to draw wisdom and strength and work through whatever the struggle may be. The key to Christian Therapy or Counseling is that you must believe in the guiding principles. There are also Pastors (who are not licensed therapists) who might work with families through the Christian Counseling programs. Like all types of counselors, it is important to understand their training and to inquire if they are licensed.
Residential Treatment programs may also include “bible-” or “God-centered”, or "philosophies and practice”, with varying levels of adoption expected. For some programs, “turning yourself over to Christ” is required and all the staff personnel are Christian believers. Other programs provide more flexibility in practice, though spiritual guidance is provided as part of the base program model. For the purposes of residential treatment program listings on this website, integration of licensed therapists and outcome based treatment approaches to achieve the licensure by the state is required. It is important that if you are interested in these treatment programs and approach, you visit the program and ask these questions to confirm they meet your expectations.
There are programs that focus on treating Chronic Pain. Because recovery from chronic pain is rare, treatment focuses children, adolescents and adults on managing with medical, biofeedback and therapy. Chronic pain can last for weeks, months, and even years. It does not always ease with medication. Chronic pain can have a distinct cause, such as a temporary injury or infection or a long-term disease. However, some chronic pain does not seem to have a cause. Like depression, chronic pain can cause problems with sleep and daily activities, reducing your quality of life. Chronic Pain can also be tied to Substance Use Disorders and can co-occur with Depression.
The key to treatment and recovery has been a holistic approach and a treatment center that focuses on the specific type of Chronic Pain that is experienced.
Conceptualized as the unconscious willingness to enable a partner’s alcoholism, the definition has expanded to include anyone in a relationship of dependence. 12 Step and other support groups intentionally push participants to recognize and discuss their accountability for feeling “needed”, as a counter for codependency.
Like most other behavioral psychotherapeutic models, CAT supposes that a person’s aim-directed activity is the consequence of ordered sequences of aim generation, environmental evaluation, plan formation, action, evaluation of consequences and, if necessary, remedial procedural revision.
Psychopathology develops when some procedures continue because of revision errors. CAT uses the jargon of “traps”, “dilemmas” and “snags” to define these procedural “flaws”.
CBT is founded on the perspective that the way we perceive something may actually be the reason we understand the situation in the way we do, so that the client’s focusing on the present and problem-solving can generate a more client-satisfying interpretation of the outside world and the future.
CBT teaches skills for the client to recognize thinking errors and distorted thinking.
Founded in 1966, CARF accredits over 55,000 different types of Aging Services, Behavioral Health, Child and Youth Services, Employment and Community Services, Opioid Treatment Programs, and many wilderness therapy programs, etc. There are several different options for accreditation: Options include 3-Year Accreditation, 1-Year Accreditation, Provisional Accreditation, Non-Accreditation, Preliminary Accreditation. Analogous to OBHC’s accreditation for wilderness therapy providers, CARF is an independent, nonprofit organization offering third-party accreditation to residential facilities in the private-treatment field. CARF provides a standard of business and treatment practices for members to meet, and during an exhaustive on-site survey, assures an applicant achieves their standard. CARF accreditation can cover 3 years (or 1 or Provisional) accreditation.
The Council on Accreditation (COAnet.org), founded in 1977, is a small but expanding international, independent, nonprofit agency that accredits Human Service Organizations. COA’s mission is “to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.” COA accredits the full continuum of child welfare, behavioral health and community-based social services. Their accreditation assures the administration (HR, outcomes, risk-management), Service Delivery and Standards (client care) are set at a high bar.
Self-injury and self-harm are deliberately harming one’s own body to cope with emotional discomfort. It is not intended as suicidality, as the act of self-injury relieves the stressor, temporarily; it can become repetitive, induces shame or hiding, can cause scars and serious injury. Cutting often is done in places (upper thighs, back) that are difficult to discover inadvertently.