Psychotherapeutic Approaches and Theories
Psychotherapeutic theories help inform the interventions used to promote improved insight and judgment.
Renewed Minds utilizes the following theories in practice:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Strengths Perspective
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps clients replace problematic thinking with adaptive thoughts.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that combines strategies like mindfulness, acceptance and emotion regulation.
Gottman Method Couples Therapy is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory. The goals include disarming conflicting verbal communication, increasing intimacy, respect and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy; and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.
Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy helps people improve their moods by understanding and working with their biological and social rhythms. IPSRT is a compelling adjunctive therapy for people with mood disorders, and it emphasizes techniques to improve medication adherence, manage stressful life events, and reduce disruptions in social rhythms. IPSRT teaches patients skills that let them protect themselves against the development of future episodes.
Mindfulness-Based Therapy focuses on mindfulness meditation to teach clients to purposefully focus on their thoughts and feelings without judgment.
Solution Focused Therapy is a short-term, goal-focused evidence-based therapeutic approach to assist clients with developing constructive solutions.
Strengths Perspective is an approach that focuses on strengths and resources of people, communities and environments instead of pathologies and problems.