Tag: Treatment

Considerations for Improving Services for Native American/American Indian Individuals with Disabilities and Mental Health Concerns

Plain Language Summary: Considerations for Improving Services for Native American/American Indian Individuals with Disabilities and Mental Health Concerns Note About Use of Terms: We will use the acronym NA/AI for Native American/American Indian. These terms are used to refer to the Indigenous people (original cultures in North America prior to colonization) of the United States. […]

Considerations to Improve Services for Black/African American Individuals with Disabilities and Mental Health Concerns

Plain Language Summary: Considerations to Improve Services for Black/African American Individuals with Disabilities and Mental Health Concerns People with disabilities often have less access to mental health services. Also, consider how Black and African American people receive mental health services at lower rates. The result is that getting mental health services can be especially difficult […]

Mental Health Safety Planning

Mental Health Safety Planning

Mental Health Safety Planning Shelley R. Upton, PhD Content Warning: This blog contains potentially disturbing and triggering content. Before continuing, please be aware that the author writes about suicide and self-harm. As a mental health professional, keeping my clients safe is my highest priority. How can you help your loved ones and your clients stay […]

DBT

Plain Language Summary: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Plain Language Summary: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that helps people change their behavior to manage stress, emotions, or relationships better. DBT is evidence-based, meaning that research has been done to see if it works, and there are many supportive […]

ACT

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Plain Language Summary: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of therapy that can help with many different mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, and other disorders. Recently, ACT has been adapted for use with people who have autism or other developmental disabilities (e.g., learning disabilities). […]

CBT

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Plain Language Summary: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy that helps with a variety of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, and even substance use. CBT is one of the more common therapies used by therapists and it also helps people with developmental disabilities. You can […]

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Plain Language Summary: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a therapy for children or adolescents who have experienced a traumatic or other distressing event. TF-CBT is based on CBT and has not yet been studied with populations who have developmental disabilities. TF-CBT has three […]

Family Therapy

Family Therapy Plain Language Summary: Family Therapy Family therapy is therapy that involves multiple clients in a family. This type of therapy helps strengthens family relationships and communications. A family therapist might help your family work through stressful transitions such as moves or job changes. They can also help with mental health conditions or parenting help. […]

Using a Strengths-Based Therapeutic Approach with People with Developmental Disabilities

Plain Language Summary: Using a Strengths-Based Therapeutic Approach with People with Developmental Disabilities Plain Language Summary: Using a Strengths-Based Therapeutic Approach with People with Developmental Disabilities When mental health professionals work with people who have developmental disabilities, it is important for them to use a “strengths-based approach”. This applies to the way they speak with […]

The Skills System

The Skills System is a user-friendly set of emotion regulation skills, designed to help people of various ages and abilities, manage emotions. Learning how to regulate emotions enables us to be present in the moment and be more effective–even in stressful situations. Over- and under-reacting can cause more stress and problems. The Skills System helps […]