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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
A type of therapy that aims to help patients accept what is out of their control and commit to actions that can improve and enrich their lives (Harris, 2013).
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
Intervention approach for individuals with disabilities, especially young children with autism (Hieneman, et al, 2016).
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
A form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts (Leahly, 2011).
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Therapy designed to help people suffering from mood and personality disorders as well as those who need to change patterns of behavior that are not helpful, such as self-harm, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse (Psych Central, 2016).
Method of therapy that separates the person from the problem and encourages people to rely on their own skill sets to minimize the problems that exist in their everyday lives (GoodTherapy, 2015).
An approach that places much of the responsibility for the treatment process on the client, with the therapist taking a non-directive role (minddisorders.com, 2017).
Generally employed with children aged 3 through 11 and provides a way for them to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process (Wikipedia, 2017).
Relation Centered Therapy (RCT)
An approach that can help individuals recognize the role relationships play in the shaping of daily experiences, attempts to help people understand patterns appearing in the thoughts and feelings they have toward themselves (GoodTherapy, 2016).
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
A goal-directed collaborative approach to therapy change that is conducted through direct observation of clients' responses to a series of precisely constructed questions (Lutz, 2013).
Trauma Focused Therapy (TF)
An evidence-based psychotherapy or counselling that aims at addressing the needs of children and adults with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other difficulties related to traumatic life events (Cohen, 2006).