Clinical and Wellness Center

Trauma-Focused Prevention and Treatment Programs

Manhattan/Westchester NY

At CBC’s Clinical and Wellness Centers we are committed to providing compassionate evidence – based treatment programs to address a wide range of emotional, behavioral, lifestyle management and personal development issues.

Our therapists practice leading edge treatments based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), with our primary goal to create positive and enduring change for all of our clients.

Trauma Treatment Program at CBC

Resilience is the most common outcome after experiencing a trauma and the majority of people recover on their own. However, some survivors or witnesses of sexual and non-sexual assault, combat, accidents, natural disasters, a sudden death of a loved one, or other traumatic events may continue to feel heightened anxiety, helplessness, guilt, shame, and/or anger long after the trauma and may develop may develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other associated conditions. Symptoms of PTSD include intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, extreme distress when reminded of the trauma, sleep disturbances, difficulty concentrating, hyper-alertness, and loss of interest in usual activities.

At CBC, we offer Psychological First Aid, an evidence-based informed approach, to assist individuals with their natural process of recovery, especially immediately following disasters and terrorism. We also offer highly effective evidence based psychotherapy prevention programs for individuals who may be at risk for developing post-traumatic stress symptoms. Our clinicians offer a comprehensive evaluation to determine who is at risk for continued symptoms and who may benefit from prevention and treatment. In the Trauma-Focused Treatment Programs, we offer highly effective evidence based psychotherapy treatments that have undergone rigorous research trials to determine their efficacy for children, adolescents, and adults who continue to suffer with PTSD and other long-term trauma-related symptoms and problems.

Based on the work by treatment developers such as Edna Foa, Patricia Resick, David Clark, Anke Ehlers, Esther Deblinger and others, CBC offers the following evidence-based cognitive and behavioral therapies (CBT) for PTSD:

* Prolonged Exposure

* Cognitive Processing Therapy

* Cognitive Therapy

* Trauma-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children

These CBT treatments consist of on average 8 to 15 weekly or twice-weekly individual therapy sessions. Sessions can last anywhere from 45 – 90 minutes, which would be determined in collaboration with your clinician, and are designed to enable trauma survivors to overcome their fear, anxiety, and stress, and go back to the way they way they functioned before the traumatic event.

Suitability for the program and the above therapies is determined through an initial evaluation with a clinician with specialized training in the Trauma Program. Patients are interviewed at length and complete a number of assessment forms to ensure an accurate diagnosis. The information gathered during this evaluation is used to determine if the person has PTSD and/or other trauma related difficulties and to determine which treatment best matches the patient’s needs. For example, some people who experience a trauma may present with other symptoms such as generalized anxiety, panic attacks, depression, substance use, severe emotional dysregulation, or non-suicidal self-injury. A careful case conceptualization by CBC clinicians will determine if specialized trauma programs or more comprehensive treatments are right for the person. The results of the

evaluation are discussed with the patient and treatment recommendations are offered. If the evaluation indicates that the prevention or treatment programs at CBC are appropriate for the problem, then arrangements for treatment will be made following the evaluation.

 

If you have any questions about the services we provide in the Trauma Program, please contact the Coordinator of Trauma Focused Programs, Dr. Lauren Bonavitacola at (914) 385-1150, extension 4717.

Please contact our Director of Intake Services at 212-595-9559 (ext.5) or 914-385-1150 (ext.1), or fill out the form above, with any questions regarding eligibility, for further information, or to make a referral.  If you are a current patient at CBC, please speak to your individual therapist to see how this group may be of added benefit to you.

More Information

To learn more about how to help someone who has suffered a traumatic experience, please visit http://www.academyofct.org/page/Trauma

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – An organization with the National Institute of health dedicated to mental health research: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies- An organizations that is dedicated to sharing information about the effects of trauma and the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about policy, program and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences: http://www.istss.org/home.aspx

National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) – A center established by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to improve the well-being of U.S. veterans through PTSD research and education: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/

For more information and resources on childhood trauma, we recommend the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN):
http://www.nctsn.org/

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Clinical and Wellness Center

Trauma-Focused Prevention and Treatment Programs

Manhattan/Westchester NY

At CBC’s Clinical and Wellness Centers we are committed to providing compassionate evidence – based treatment programs to address a wide range of emotional, behavioral, lifestyle management and personal development issues.

Our therapists practice leading edge treatments based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), with our primary goal to create positive and enduring change for all of our clients.

Trauma Treatment Program at CBC

Resilience is the most common outcome after experiencing a trauma and the majority of people recover on their own. However, some survivors or witnesses of sexual and non-sexual assault, combat, accidents, natural disasters, a sudden death of a loved one, or other traumatic events may continue to feel heightened anxiety, helplessness, guilt, shame, and/or anger long after the trauma and may develop may develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other associated conditions. Symptoms of PTSD include intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, extreme distress when reminded of the trauma, sleep disturbances, difficulty concentrating, hyper-alertness, and loss of interest in usual activities.

At CBC, we offer Psychological First Aid, an evidence-based informed approach, to assist individuals with their natural process of recovery, especially immediately following disasters and terrorism. We also offer highly effective evidence based psychotherapy prevention programs for individuals who may be at risk for developing post-traumatic stress symptoms. Our clinicians offer a comprehensive evaluation to determine who is at risk for continued symptoms and who may benefit from prevention and treatment. In the Trauma-Focused Treatment Programs, we offer highly effective evidence based psychotherapy treatments that have undergone rigorous research trials to determine their efficacy for children, adolescents, and adults who continue to suffer with PTSD and other long-term trauma-related symptoms and problems.

Based on the work by treatment developers such as Edna Foa, Patricia Resick, David Clark, Anke Ehlers, Esther Deblinger and others, CBC offers the following evidence-based cognitive and behavioral therapies (CBT) for PTSD:

* Prolonged Exposure

* Cognitive Processing Therapy

* Cognitive Therapy

* Trauma-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children

These CBT treatments consist of on average 8 to 15 weekly or twice-weekly individual therapy sessions. Sessions can last anywhere from 45 – 90 minutes, which would be determined in collaboration with your clinician, and are designed to enable trauma survivors to overcome their fear, anxiety, and stress, and go back to the way they way they functioned before the traumatic event.

Suitability for the program and the above therapies is determined through an initial evaluation with a clinician with specialized training in the Trauma Program. Patients are interviewed at length and complete a number of assessment forms to ensure an accurate diagnosis. The information gathered during this evaluation is used to determine if the person has PTSD and/or other trauma related difficulties and to determine which treatment best matches the patient’s needs. For example, some people who experience a trauma may present with other symptoms such as generalized anxiety, panic attacks, depression, substance use, severe emotional dysregulation, or non-suicidal self-injury. A careful case conceptualization by CBC clinicians will determine if specialized trauma programs or more comprehensive treatments are right for the person. The results of the

evaluation are discussed with the patient and treatment recommendations are offered. If the evaluation indicates that the prevention or treatment programs at CBC are appropriate for the problem, then arrangements for treatment will be made following the evaluation.

 

If you have any questions about the services we provide in the Trauma Program, please contact the Coordinator of Trauma Focused Programs, Dr. Lauren Bonavitacola at (914) 385-1150, extension 4717.

Please contact our Director of Intake Services at 212-595-9559 (ext.5) or 914-385-1150 (ext.1), or fill out the form above, with any questions regarding eligibility, for further information, or to make a referral.  If you are a current patient at CBC, please speak to your individual therapist to see how this group may be of added benefit to you.

More Information

To learn more about how to help someone who has suffered a traumatic experience, please visit http://www.academyofct.org/page/Trauma

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – An organization with the National Institute of health dedicated to mental health research: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies- An organizations that is dedicated to sharing information about the effects of trauma and the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about policy, program and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences: http://www.istss.org/home.aspx

National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) – A center established by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to improve the well-being of U.S. veterans through PTSD research and education: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/

For more information and resources on childhood trauma, we recommend the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN):
http://www.nctsn.org/

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