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Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
BEHAVIORAL THERAPY: Shown to be helpful in disruptive behavioral disorders such as ADHD and ODD. Classroom
interventions and parent trainings target specific disruptive behaviors while encouraging more desired behaviors Parents
and teachers learn to provide effective communication, problem solve, set limits, and use rewards and punishments. Most
psychologists are well trained in this form of therapy.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY(CBT:
A structured interactive and problem-oriented form of psychotherapy shown to be
helpful in treating mood and anxiety disorders. CBT focuses on identifying and changing the beliefs and attitudes that lead
to negative feelings and unwanted behaviors CBT strategies include challenging maladaptive beliefs and negative
expectations, improving problem solving, enhancing social skills, using stress reduction techniques, and increasing
participation in social and other activities such as exercise Psychologists and some psychiatrists are well trained in this
form of therapy.
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (DBT):
A treatment that addresses the problematic actions clients use to deal with extremely
intense emotions Group and individual sessions focus on increasing understanding of what leads to problematic behaviors.
Understanding and regulating feelings increasing interpersonal skills and developing more adaptive coping strategies are
DBT’s goals DBT has been used to treat clients with eating disorders substance use problems borderline personality
disorder, self mutilating behaviors, and chronic suicidal thoughts Parents of adolescents are often required to learn DBT
skills so they can better support and encourage their teens.
INTERPERSONAL THERAPY (IPT)
A treatment that focuses on relationship issues such as interpersonal conflict, role transitions, or grief that may contribute to the development or continuation of mental health problems or symptoms. IPT was developed to treat depression and has been shown to be useful in treating bulimia and post-traumatic stress disorder.
MULTISYSTEMIC THERAPY (MST):
A family-oriented, home and community-based program for adolescents who engage in
criminal activity truancy and or substance use MST promotes responsible behavior by targeting specific problem
behaviors and acknowledging client’s strengths MST recognizes that youth are affected by family, peer, school, and
community factors, and it is often necessary to intervene in more than one of these systems MST is likely to include
individual, family, and couples therapy along with community based services.
Based on the theory that current symptoms are related to past events and unconscious feelings and thoughts By revealing these unconscious influences, therapy allows for self-awareness, change and recovery
Psychodynamic therapy’s effectiveness has not been well studied.