When you hear that a treatment method is “evidence-based,” it means that it is backed by real, scientific studied evidence that proves it is effective, so evidence-based methods are similar to the scientific method. However, since we can’t trust what anyone says is true, we must do real scientific studies to prove the results.
The Goals And Benefits Of Evidence-based Therapy
According to the US National Library of Medicine (NCBI):
EVIDENCE-BASED PSYCHOTHERAPIES ARE PRODUCTIVE AND COST-EFFECTIVE FOR MANY PSYCHIATRIC CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION, PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS ARE PREVALENT WORLDWIDE AND ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH RATES OF DISEASE BURDEN AND ELEVATED RATES OF CO-OCCURRENCE WITH MEDICAL DISORDERS, WHICH HAS LED TO AN INCREASED FOCUS ON THE NEED FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PSYCHOTHERAPIES.
Two of the main goals behind the evidence-based practice are:
- increased quality of treatment, and
- increased accountability.
When Does Someone Need Evidenced-based Treatment?
Those who need psychological therapy want an effective treatment that works and is worth the money spent on it. Research has shown that Evidence-Based Therapy is indeed cost-effective, likely due to the decrease in time spent receiving treatment compared to those undergoing treatment plans, which may or may not be effective.
Popular Therapies Used In Evidence-based Treatments
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is perhaps the most well-known and widely accepted treatment for many psychological issues. In addition, the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be of great use to practitioners in positive psychology. With a deeper understanding of personal cognition and its relationship to behavior, people can change their lives by changing the way they think. Increasing mindfulness about conscious thought and interrupting automatic negative thoughts can lead people to a healthier outlook and better understand their power over their future reactions. This therapy has been proven effective in preventing relapse in patients with depression and anxiety. It has also been proven to aid patients with a variety of other psychological problems.
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is also an evidence-based treatment. It effectively relieves the symptoms and improves outcomes for patients with borderline personality disorder and substance abuse and patients with trichotillomania.
Therapy Treatments For All At Aria Fl
No matter what you are dealing with, ARIA has a treatment program for you. One of the essential tools for a successful recovery is a wide array of addiction treatment therapy programs. Some of the options at ARIA include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy program – Also known as “talk therapy,” CBT helps you to explore the relationship between your thoughts, behavior, and emotions.
- Dialectical behavior therapy program – DBT is a form of therapy that focuses on problem-solving and acceptance-based strategies.
- Individual therapy program – During individual therapy, you meet one-on-one with a therapist to address the root causes of your addiction.
- A group therapy program allows you to form bonds with people going through a similar recovery journey.
- Family therapy program – Your family can be a great source of support, so our family therapy program aims to repair relationships with loved ones.
- EDMR therapy program – EMDR therapy is an approach that treats trauma by reconnecting the client in a safe and measured way to the images, self-thoughts, emotions, and body sensations associated with the trauma and allowing the natural healing powers of the brain to move toward adaptive resolution.
- Experiential therapy program – Experiential therapy uses recreation, expression, and other activity-based techniques to restore physical and psychological health, well-being, and recovery.