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My Therapeutic Approaches

cognitive-behavioural Therapies

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) works by changing people’s perceptions and their behaviour by focusing on the thoughts and beliefs that a person holds and how they impact the way a person behaves, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) is a CBT treatment model that incorporates various trauma-sensitive intervention components.

Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioural therapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy tries to identify and change negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioural changes. DBT is used to treat suicidal and other self-destructive behaviours.

Attachment-based approaches

Attachment-based therapy applies to interventions or approaches based on attachment theory, originated by John Bowlby. These range from individual therapeutic approaches to public health programs to interventions specifically designed for foster carers.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a structured approach to couples’ therapy developed by Drs. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in the 1980s. It is grounded in research while focusing on negative communication patterns and love as an attachment bond.

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) focuses on making each member of a family unit feel emotionally secure to be able to discuss issues and concerns. EFFT can help strengthen family relationships and heal wounds from miscommunications and trauma.

Emotion-focused coping strategies

  • releasing pent-up emotions.
  • distracting oneself.
  • managing hostile feelings.
  • using systematic relaxation procedures.

Rather than teaching one way of parenting, connect helps parents see choices that support healthy relationships through attachment principles while setting limits and helping children and youths to move forward.

The 4 Modules of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Person Centered Therapy

In person-centered therapy, the focus is on the person, not the problem. The goal is for the person to achieve greater independence. This will allow the person to better cope with any current and future problems they may face.

Adlerian Therapy

Foundational Adlerian Principles

Gottman Methods

The Gottman method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory. 


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