Trauma-focused therapies are specialized therapeutic approaches designed to address the specific needs of individuals who have experienced trauma. These therapies aim to help clients process and make sense of their traumatic experiences, reduce trauma-related symptoms such as PTSD, and support recovery and healing. Techniques may include narrative therapy, and cognitive processing therapy.
Trauma therapies are specialized treatments designed to help individuals heal from the psychological impact of traumatic experiences. Each approach addresses trauma in different ways, but all share the goal of helping individuals process and move beyond their traumatic experiences.
Adaptive Disclosure is a short-term therapy particularly designed for combat veterans and active-duty military personnel. It addresses experiences of combat and operational trauma, loss, and moral injury by creating a safe space to disclose and process these complex emotions and experiences, with the goal of integrating and making meaning from them.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD is an evidence-based manualized treatment approach that helps individuals learn how to challenge and modify unhelpful beliefs related to the trauma. It focuses on the impact of traumatic events on a person’s current thoughts and beliefs, helping them to reframe and adopt more adaptive perspectives.
Prolonged Exposure for PTSD (PE) involves working with individuals to gradually approach trauma-related memories, feelings, and situations they have been avoiding. By facing these fears in a safe environment, clients learn that they can endure and overcome the distress caused by the trauma, leading to reduced PTSD symptoms.
Trauma-Informed Guilt Reduction Therapy specifically targets feelings of guilt and shame that are commonly associated with traumatic experiences. It incorporates cognitive-behavioral techniques to help individuals understand and challenge guilt-inducing beliefs, promoting healing and self-forgiveness.
These therapies offer structured and supportive paths for individuals to reclaim their lives after trauma, fostering resilience and promoting recovery.