Group programs are informed by a number of evidence based therapies.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) teaches a structured approach to help the young person understand the interplay between our thoughts, emotions and behaviour patterns.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) teaches a methodical approach to developing balance between acceptance and change through learning to observe the states of mind and respond effectively. The four modules of DBT are mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
Mindfulness training helps the young person develop their attention and awareness as a pathway to adopting a more conscious approach to experience.
Supportive Psychotherapy sessions offer young people a space to address interpersonal relationships within the group and in everyday life, and where healthy and adaptive patterns of thoughts and behaviours are reinforced.
Health Education and Psycho-education explores healthy approaches to lifestyle.
Expressive Therapy using creative means such as art, music, poetry and storytelling are employed as a way of using the young person’s imagination to explore the body, feelings and thought processes.