Treatments

Evidence-Based

Treatments


 

We believe that a warm, compassionate, and collaborative relationship will allow children, adolescents, and young adults to feel safe and empowered to express internal feelings, practice adaptive behaviours, and discover the remarkable gifts that lie within. We are in awe each day of their strength and success.

At the New Path Child & Adolescent Psychology Centre, our evidence-based treatments are guided by the presenting symptoms and needs expressed in your child. Below is a brief description of some of the treatment options available

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Evidence-Based

Treatments


We believe that a warm, compassionate, and collaborative relationship will allow children, adolescents, and young adults to feel safe and empowered to express internal feelings, practice adaptive behaviours, and discover the remarkable gifts that lie within. We are in awe each day of their strength and success.

At the New Path Child & Adolescent Psychology Centre, our evidence-based treatments are guided by the presenting symptoms and needs expressed in your child. Below is a brief description of some of the treatment options available

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on the interconnection between thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Children, adolescents, and young adults develop appropriate coping strategies by learning how to challenge negative thoughts to re-frame their thinking creating positive emotional and behavioural reactions. (CBT) has been empirically proven to be effective in treating anxiety and depression.

Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP)

Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) is a form of CBT that is effective in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Treatment focuses on identifying cognitive distortions and triggers to compulsive and ritualized behaviours. Children, adolescents, and young adults develop structured exposures to triggers while they apply specific coping strategies to resist and avoid compulsions which leads to a reduction in anxiety associated with these specific situations.

Mindfulness Therapy

Mindfulness Therapy combines CBT and mindfulness techniques to interrupt negative thoughts and feelings and create an awareness of what one is experiencing in the moment. Through the practice of breathing exercises, acceptance strategies, and awareness training, children, adolescents, and young adults become aware of their triggered reactions, relieve tension, and prevent the attachment of negative interpretations and meanings to situations. It has been useful in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and behavioural dysregulation.

Behaviour Therapy

Behaviour therapy uses a wide range of techniques based on the principles of classical and operant conditioning that believes that behaviours are learned through various influences. During behaviour therapy, learned maladaptive patterns of behaviour are replaced with more adaptive behaviours through shaping, desensitization, reinforcement, consequences, and contingency management. Behaviour therapy can assist children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety, anger management, behaviour challenges, ADHD, phobias, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Play Therapy

Play has been recognized to be a fundamental component for growth and development throughout all ages of life. Play Therapy is a structured approach based on theoretical strategies that build on the normal communicative and learning processes of children. The use of play assists children in expressing themselves when they cannot verbally express their thoughts and feelings. Play has the ability to expand and improve a child’s self-expression, self-knowledge, emotional regulation, and relationships.

Social Skills Training

Social Skills Training is a beneficial treatment option for individuals experiencing difficulties joining and sustaining social interactions, engaging in reciprocal conversations, impulsive behaviours, and emotional regulation. It is an effective treatment approach that can be used in isolation or in combination with other treatment options when treating individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Pragmatic Disorder, Non-verbal Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and behavioural difficulties. It focuses on the nonverbal, verbal, and social behaviours involved in social interactions, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Instruction, modeling, role-playing, feedback, and reinforcement are the primary strategies used to teach more adaptive prosocial behaviours that contribute to successful social engagement and relationships.

Speech & Language Therapy

Speech and language therapy is used to facilitate and strengthen speech and communication skills through the use of play-based activities, interactive games, and tabletop activities. Parents are actively involved in treatment sessions to increase their knowledge of language development and the strategies to be implemented within the home and school environment. Home practice activities are provided in order to further progress in targeted areas of need.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy assists children, adolescents, and young adults in increasing their independence and competence in their functioning in daily living activities, play, academics, and organization. Through skill development, the use of specific tools, task, and/or environmental accommodations, individuals strengthen their fine and gross motor, co-ordination, visual-spatial, sensory, and organizational abilities. Parents and school board professionals are provided with exercises and accommodations to support further growth in the areas of need.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) focuses on the interconnection between thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Children, adolescents, and young adults develop appropriate coping strategies by learning how to challenge negative thoughts to re-frame their thinking creating positive emotional and behavioural reactions. (CBT) has been empirically proven to be effective in treating anxiety and depression.

Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP)

Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) is a form of CBT that is effective in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Treatment focuses on identifying cognitive distortions and triggers to compulsive and ritualized behaviours. Children, adolescents, and young adults develop structured exposures to triggers while they apply specific coping strategies to resist and avoid compulsions which leads to a reduction in anxiety associated with these specific situations.

Mindfulness Therapy

Mindfulness Therapy combines CBT and mindfulness techniques to interrupt negative thoughts and feelings and create an awareness of what one is experiencing in the moment. Through the practice of breathing exercises, acceptance strategies, and awareness training, children, adolescents, and young adults become aware of their triggered reactions, relieve tension, and prevent the attachment of negative interpretations and meanings to situations. It has been useful in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and behavioural dysregulation.

Behaviour Therapy

Behaviour therapy uses a wide range of techniques based on the principles of classical and operant conditioning that believes that behaviours are learned through various influences. During behaviour therapy, learned maladaptive patterns of behaviour are replaced with more adaptive behaviours through shaping, desensitization, reinforcement, consequences, and contingency management. Behaviour therapy can assist children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety, anger management, behaviour challenges, ADHD, phobias, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Play Therapy

Play has been recognized to be a fundamental component for growth and development throughout all ages of life. Play Therapy is a structured approach based on theoretical strategies that build on the normal communicative and learning processes of children. The use of play assists children in expressing themselves when they cannot verbally express their thoughts and feelings. Play has the ability to expand and improve a child’s self-expression, self-knowledge, emotional regulation, and relationships.

Social Skills Training

Social Skills Training is a beneficial treatment option for individuals experiencing difficulties joining and sustaining social interactions, engaging in reciprocal conversations, impulsive behaviours, and emotional regulation. It is an effective treatment approach that can be used in isolation or in combination with other treatment options when treating individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Pragmatic Disorder, Non-verbal Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and behavioural difficulties. It focuses on the nonverbal, verbal, and social behaviours involved in social interactions, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Instruction, modeling, role-playing, feedback, and reinforcement are the primary strategies used to teach more adaptive prosocial behaviours that contribute to successful social engagement and relationships.

Speech & Language Therapy

Speech and language therapy is used to facilitate and strengthen speech and communication skills through the use of play-based activities, interactive games, and tabletop activities. Parents are actively involved in treatment sessions to increase their knowledge of language development and the strategies to be implemented within the home and school environment. Home practice activities are provided in order to further progress in targeted areas of need.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy assists children, adolescents, and young adults in increasing their independence and competence in their functioning in daily living activities, play, academics, and organization. Through skill development, the use of specific tools, task, and/or environmental accommodations, individuals strengthen their fine and gross motor, co-ordination, visual-spatial, sensory, and organizational abilities. Parents and school board professionals are provided with exercises and accommodations to support further growth in the areas of need.