Desensitization And Reprocessing Therapy (EDMR)
EMDR is a method of therapy that
is highly effective at providing relief to people suffering
from a variety of emotional problems. It is based on the idea
that our brains and nervous systems have ways of remembering
and handling experiences that are both physical and mental.
Some parts of a memory are the physical images, sounds, and
feelings stored in our brains and nervous systems. The memories
also include the thoughts and emotions connected with them,
both what we felt and thought when the experience happened
and what we think and feel about it now.
EMDR uses guided eye movements or
other rhythmic sensory activities such as listening to finger–snaps
or feeling taps on the person’s hands. It is combined with
training in relaxation and stress management and other mental
and emotional therapy. The purpose is to ‘unstick’ the processing
mechanism and let the painful experiences shift from fresh
and painful to being memories that no longer cause intense
upset — mental and emotional unhealed wounds change to faded
EMDR is not hypnosis,
neuro-linguistic programming, or a blanket solution for all
problems or all people.
EMDR will . . .
Give quick and substantial relief
and peace of mind from emotional suffering stemming from
experiences they “can’t get over.”
Allow new understanding and
insight about past and present experiences.
Help install new patterns of
thought and behavior.
Help change patterns of substance
Increase control over one’s
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
is a 26-week skills-based group that focuses on helping people
deal more effectively with their emotions and relationships.
Each week participants engage in a two-hour group session and
a half-hour individual session. The group is divided into 8-week
segments that include:
Interpersonal Effectiveness, where
Balance what they “have” to
do and what they “want" to do
Learn to ask and/or say no appropriately
Learn to identify what they
want and how to get it
Learn to simply observe and
describe situations rather than react
Learn and practice positive
Emotion Regulation, where clients:
Identify and label their emotions
Identify obstacles to changing
Reduce their vulnerability to
Increase positive emotional
events in their lives
And Distress Tolerance, where clients:
Learn crisis survival strategies
Learn self-soothing skills
Learn guidelines for accepting
Anger Management Groups
Anger Management is a 24-hour program
offering group therapy once per week for two hours over a period
of twelve weeks.
Skills Covered Include
Pride and Humility
Go of Defenses
Our Child’s Anger
Studies have shown that substance
cravings, mood swings and sleep problems are driven by chemical
imbalances that can affect daily living. These imbalances
occur when the brain is unable to get the required nutrients
in order to produce adequate amounts of natural brain chemicals.
The Nutritional Program at
TRC is designed to assist individuals in regaining a natural
chemical balance within their brains by using nutrients (vitamins,
minerals and amino acids) and diet. An experienced counselor
will assist clients in determining the proper nutrients and
foods necessary to obtain a healthy chemical balance.
Format: Four to
six sessions are recommended, with the initial session usually
lasting between and hour and an hour and a half.. A sliding
fee scale is available.
for Men and Women
The Relapse Prevention Program
functions as a separate group for men, and a separate group for
women. Groups meet once a week for two hours. The
focus of the group is on solidifying and strengthening an
alcohol and drug free lifestyle for group members who have been
through higher levels of care at TRC or for those who have
received intensive treatment through other agencies. There
is a strong emphasis on identifying, creating and strengthening
Specialized Women's Services is a
Colorado Department of Human Services program. It is designed
for pregnant women up through one year post-partum, who display
substance use disorders. The focus of this program is to
remove barriers to treatment, to support mothers in having a healthy
baby and to support developing and maintaining a substance-free
Family Recovery Program (for
recovering women with children)
Information coming soon.
Evaluations and Assessments
TRC offers the following evaluations or assessments, either
singly or in combination: Anger, Mental Health, and Substance
Abuse. Counselors use several evaluation tools, including the
Addiction Severity Index, the Adult or Adolescent Substance
Abuse survey, the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory,
the Beck Depression Inventory, and/or the STAXI-2 State-Trait
Anger Expression Inventory.
Integrated Dual Diagnosis Therapy
he Integrated Dual Diagnosis Therapy (IDDT) group offers an integrated approach to treatment for people with both substance abuse and mental health disorders. Recovery from dual disorders involves
understanding the components of both sets of disorders, accepting the need for dual treatment, and being involved in the treatment and recovery process.
The group is run collaboratively between Cortez Addictions Recovery Services and Southwest Colorado Mental Health Center.
The format is a two-hour group session held weekly, and it is an open and on-going group.
Life Skills Program
The Life Skills Program is a 12 week education focused group. It is designed to facilitate learning to cope effectively and to create balance in life. Topics include:
Daily Living Structure
Social / Interests
Spirituality / Values
Family / Communication
Alcohol / Drug Recovery
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