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Evidence Based Therapy

What is EBT?

Evidence Based Therapy (EBT) refers to therapy practices that have been shown to be effective in careful research rather than based solely on theory. The two main goals of EBT are increased quality of treatment and accountability allowing patients to only undergo treatments that have shown to be effective.

 What are the different kinds of EBT?

There are many different kinds of EBT and they are prescribed based on the needs and circumstances of each individual. The 3 EBTs that the FaCES clinic refers patients to most often are Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency Therapy (ARC).

 How do I know if EBT is a good fit for my child?

Not all children who have experienced trauma need EBT. The impact of trauma of the trauma on a child is dependent on a variety of factors. However, there are certain symptoms and behaviors that show a child may benefit from EBT:

  • Behavioral challenges
  • Difficulty with managing their emotions
  • Changes in learning, thinking, or reasoning
  • Excessive worry, nervousness, panic
  • Overwhelming sadness, tearfulness, or irritability
  • Complaints of nightmares, fearfulness, or troubling memories that won’t go away

 Is my family ready for therapy?

Therapy can be hard for families as it may require talking about potentially painful and traumatic topics. Confronting and discussing these experiences and emotions can be tough and tiring, but when centered around growth and strength, therapy can be an invaluable tool to improve wellness, happiness, and success.