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Examples of Results-Oriented Psychotherapy Types

Results-Oriented Psychotherapy

Here are examples of results-oriented psychotherapy types

Behavioral: Both negative and positive behaviors are observed and tracked. Positive behaviors are supported and encouraged; negative behaviors are discouraged. Techniques like the Red Dot Reminder Check-In System are used regularly for results-oriented psychotherapy.

Biofeedback: Instruments are used to retrieve physical feedback of your body (pulse, temperature, etc.) so you can learn how to control your ability to relax, alleviate pain, and reduce your stress levels, benefiting your health and performance in recovery.

  • Neurofeedback (NFB): A type of biofeedback that uses real time electroencephalography (EEG) to illustrate brain activity to control the central nervous system.

Body therapies: There are several types of body therapies and all have a physical focus and style; movement and somatic therapies are examples.

Cognitive Therapy: Thoughts and language, and the feelings and behaviors that result, are examined, assessed, and changed to ensure they are accurate and useful. There is special attention placed on mental perceptions, with the intention of inspiring positive feelings and behaviors.

  • T.E.A.M. Therapy: Testing, Empathy, Agenda Setting, & Methods; provides an individualized framework for conducting evidence-based cognitive therapy. It is known for producing fast results.
    Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT): Purports to manipulate the body’s energy field by tapping on acupuncture points; some think it’s controversial.

Exposure: Intentional contact with a hot trigger in a controlled environment. This results in a gradual lessening of the effects of the specific trigger. After each session, it’s important to totally disconnect from the trigger and reconnect with the present. There are several types of exposure therapies, including EMDR.

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR): Uses cross-hemisphere brain stimulation technology, quickly neutralizing the intensity of triggers; it is used along with other therapy approaches.

Hypnotherapy: Hypnosis is used as part of the therapeutic process to modify the unconscious mind’s negative thoughts and behaviors, such as habits, physical pain, or stress-related issues.

Motivational Interviewing: Focuses on motivation to resolve a conflict (use vs. recovery); it examines and clarifies the best decision to make (recovery).

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP): In NLP, the focus is on language and behavior re-patterning. It emphasizes techniques for personal, relationship, and professional development.

Psycho-Spiritual Approaches: A specific religious or spiritual path, or a general spiritual approach, is brought into the work. Many professionals avoid psycho-spiritual approaches.

Re-patterning: Approaches that shift negative patterns to healthier ones. Examples are NLP and Resonance Re-patterning.

Reality Therapy: A straight-talking, problem solving approach that looks at issues, feelings, and solutions realistically.

Other Approaches: There are many other psychological, psycho-physical, and psycho-spiritual approaches that could be helpful, but there are far too many to describe.

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