Treatment modalities offered by Woodview Psychology Group are dependent upon age, symptoms or referral. Your provider will discuss the course of treatment which is best for your situation.
Depending on the goal of treatment, different methods of individual therapy are available. Below is a brief summary of therapy offered by our team.
Family therapy can help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts with their partner, children or other family members. It is often useful in family situations that cause stress, grief, anger or conflict — problems in school, financial problems, separation or divorce, the impact of substance abuse, or illness or death in the family. Sessions may include all family members or just those able or willing to participate.
Parent Management Training (PMT) is for parents who have children with behavioral problems and/or ADHD. In PMT parents learn techniques to increase positive behaviors and decrease problem behaviors.
Play Therapy is primarily used with children (3 -12 years). It can help children who have experienced stressful events (serious illness, domestic violence, trauma) by encouraging expression through play in a safe, comfortable environment.
DBT is based on three pillars: Mindfulness as a mechanism to teach self-awareness, Dialectics to expand perspective taking to avoid getting stuck in dichotomous thinking, and Behaviorism to analyze and change behaviors that interfere with life goals. The four primary modules are group by acceptance skills (Mindfulness & Distress Tolerance) and change skills (Emotion Regulation & Interpersonal Effectiveness).
Woodview Psychology Group is the only DBT-L certified practice in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Our clinicians provide individual DBT therapy, DBT multifamily groups, DBT adolescent groups, and DBT-C family therapy/parent training groups. We have clinicians who are trained in DBT for Complex PTSD and TF-CBT.
Who benefits from Dialectical Behavior Therapy?
DBT was developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP, for adolescents and adults with overwhelming emotions, impulsive behaviors (including suicidal/self-harm behaviors), trauma histories, eating disorders, substance use, and chaotic relationships. These behaviors may be present with individuals diagnosed with ADHD, borderline personality, bipolar depression, disruptive mood dysregulation, substance abuse, and eating disorders.
Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a new evidence-based treatment that targets over-controlled behavior. Individuals who exhibit over-controlled behavior tend to have a high sensitivity for threat and a low sensitivity for reward; exhibit high-detail focused processing; prefer order, structure and familiarity to novelty when under stress; and view mistakes as intolerable. Core components of RO-DBT include weekly individual sessions, weekly group sessions, and phone coaching.
Who benefits from Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy?
RO-DBT is designed for clients who exhibit over-controlled behavior and may have a diagnosis of Chronic Depression; Treatment-Resistant Anxiety Disorder; Anorexia Nervosa; Avoidant, Paranoid or Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder; or Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
DBT for Complex PTSD is similar to DBT in terms of goals related to behavior regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. However, it's also quite different in that the primary focus is treating complex trauma. The goals of treatment are to educate clients about PTSD and the trauma network, teach skills to cope with PTSD symptoms, use guided exposure to accept the past, and to develop a life free from the restraints of trauma symptoms.
Who benefits from DBT for complex PTSD?
DBT for Complex PTSD is designed for individuals 17+ years old with a complex trauma history.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children is an empirically supported intervention for children and pre-adolescents (8 to 12 years of age) with severe emotional dysregulation and corresponding behavioral discontrol. These children experience emotions at a much stronger level than their peers; demonstrating verbal or physical aggression may be the only way they know how to handle these intense emotions. While retaining the basic treatment mode for standard DBT, information has been adapted to accommodate developmental and cognitive levels of pre-adolescents and treatment includes parent training.
Who benefits from DBT for Children?
DBT-C was developed by Francheska Perepletchikova, PhD, to help children and pre-adolescents who struggle with extreme emotions and experience behavioral problems that include prolonged tantrums and/or outbursts.
Psychological testing refers to a battery of tests administered to evaluate intellectual, learning, emotional and/or behavior functioning of an individual. Children and adolescents are typically referred for an assessment by their parents, pediatrician or school to evaluate learning disabilities, disruptive behavior disorders, autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit disorders, emotional disturbances and giftedness. Children and adults can also be referred for court-ordered evaluations, sex offender risk assessments, and child hearsay evaluations.
Assessment typically includes a structured interview with the client, completion of checklists/questionnaires, and administration of measures assessing intellectual capability, attention and memory, academic functioning, and emotional/social functioning. Testing may require more than one appointment; each testing session can range from 2 hours to 6 hours. After the assessment is complete, the psychologist will analyze results and prepare a written report to review with the client and/or attorney.
Biofeedback is an empirically supported technique that uses electrical sensors to measure physiological signals from your body, including breathing and heart rate. Based on the feedback from the sensors, your provider can suggest strategies to change how your body is functioning. With practice, you will be able to make these changes without equipment.
Biofeedback is helpful in treating anxiety, depression, headaches, pain, and digestive issues.