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Common Terms

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

A treatment that helps people to deal with problems by changing the way they think about them

Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT)

A treatment that helps people to 

deal with problems by changing the way they think about them

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

a treatment developed for people with self-harm urges/ behavior's, suicidal thoughts, urges for suicide and/or suicide .

Narrative therapy

Narrative therapy (or narrative practice) is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to help patients identify their values and the skills associated with them.

Motivational interviewing (MI)

is a person-centered strategy. It is used to elicit patient motivation to change a specific negative behavior.

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R)

a strengths-based approach that focuses on activating adaptive modes of living, developing meaningful aspirations, and engaging in personally meaningful activities to bring about one's desired life.

Polyvagal Theory

works off of the premise that social engagement can work to allow you to learn to register your fear responses and recognise safety again.

Trauma-Informed Therapies

Trauma-informed therapy considers the complex impact of trauma on an individual's well-being and how it shapes a person's ability to cope.

All definitions have been provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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