Judy Bonner Child Development Center

Therapy Approaches

Therapy Approaches

Students will learn evidence-based approaches for treating individual, couple, and family concerns such as (the below list is not exhaustive):

  • Individual: Depression, anxiety, bi-polar, trauma (child, adolescent, adult), ADHD, eating disorders, substance abuse, grief, stress associated with life transitions, anger, and conduct problems.
  • Couple: Relationship satisfaction, communication and conflict resolution skills, recovering from an affair, treating couples where domestic violence is prevalent, sexual and intimacy concerns.
  • Family: Behavioral issues with children/teens, parent-child relationships, parenting skills, family communication and conflict resolution skills. 

General Therapies

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive Processing for the Treatment of Trauma
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Bowen Family Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Strategic Family Therapy
  • Experiential Family Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy
  • Common Factors Approach

Couple Therapies

  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Integrative Couples Behavioral Therapy
  • Gottman’s Method of Couples Therapy
  • The Infidelity Model for couples recovering from an affair
  • Discernment Counseling for helping couples deciding whether to end a relationship
  • Helping couples with Intimate Partner Violence
  • Sex Therapy Approaches

Play Therapies

  • Sandtray Therapy
  • Filial Play Therapy
  • Theraplay
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral
  • ​Therapy with Children and Adolescents