This is a specialty outpatient program, meeting twice a week. This is not an Intense Outpatient Program (IOP).
True or False?
- Childhood trauma goes away with time.
- My childhood experiences do not impact who I am as an adult.
- I am to blame for being abused.
- Adults should not be emotional, that makes them weak.
- I will never get over my past.
Each of the statements above is FALSE.
- Trauma is different for everyone.
- Anything can cause trauma based on the individual’s perception and interpretation.
- If you are ready to let go of those trauma burdens, we can help.
- Are you ready to be free?
The Intensive Trauma Recovery + DBT Program is an original approach to getting relief from past painful experiences.
Written by Debbie King Mabray, LMFT, LPC, C-DBT, TF-CBT, TIC, CPT, TBHI , who is also CPT trained, it combines
extensive training and research combined with intensive homework assignments and 1-2 sessions per week.
This approach quickly utilizes “rewiring of the brain” by altering pathways from negative to more appropriate
choices. The success with this has been amazing. The length of the program is 13-30 sessions, average.
If a client gets stuck on a conceptual unit, we continue there until mastery and movement is noted. I have seen
client successfully complete the program in nine visits. I have also experienced intensive sessions last six months.
The last third part of the program overlaps with the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills group. The group continues for 5-6 months, once a week, after the Intensive Trauma Recovery portion ends. This level of processing the previous information and utilizing DBT Skills to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of each is a core factor in how this program helps the client for such a long time.
This program involves assessments, baselines, journaling, and a lot of reading. The homework is significant.
All readings are discussed. The sessions are in person and/or online; this is whatever is most convenient for the
client. There is intermitant communication between sessions. This program is very intensive with brilliant success.
If you have any questions regarding Intensive Trauma Recovery + DBT Program, please refer to our Contact Us form.
In order for the client to be invited to join the DBT Skills Group, she must be able to progress through LESSON 11. This is the actual turning point in Trauma Recovery. It includes managing one’s anger and aggression and taking accountability for one’s choices and behaviors. Unless this lesson is successfully completed, the client is not functioning at an acceptable level for our DBT group.