How is treatment administered?
"As we are based in Sydney, Australia, all of our interactions with Tracie have been from our home via video conference. This has been both convenient and effective"
-Vanessa and Craig - Sydney, Australia
Currently, our training sessions are administered through phone or telehealth, methods that have been empirically validated through studies conducted at Yale University to be as effective as in-person interventions.
We have been using telehealth to train children, families, and professionals from around the world in PMT, PSST, Go Zen, and Coping Cat programs for over 10 years.
What is evidence-based treatment and why is it important?
Evidence-based treatment refers to therapeutic approaches and interventions that are grounded in scientific research, systematically studied, and proven to be effective in addressing specific conditions or issues. These treatments are based on rigorous scientific studies, including randomized controlled trials and other empirical research methods, which provide objective evidence of their efficacy.
The key components of evidence-based treatment include:
1. **Research Foundation:** Evidence-based treatments are rooted in empirical research, often involving large-scale studies conducted over time with diverse groups of participants. These studies aim to establish a clear cause-and-effect relationship between the treatment and its positive outcomes.
2. **Effectiveness:** Evidence-based treatments have demonstrated a consistent and significant impact on the targeted conditions or issues. This effectiveness is typically measured through well-defined outcome measures that assess improvements in symptoms, behaviors, or functioning.
3. **Comparison to Control Groups:** In research, evidence-based treatments are compared to control groups or alternative interventions to ensure that the observed improvements are indeed due to the treatment itself and not to other factors.
4. **Standardization:** Evidence-based treatments are usually manualized or standardized, meaning they have clear guidelines and protocols that outline how the treatment should be delivered. This ensures consistency and replicability across different practitioners and settings.
5. **Peer Review:** Studies supporting evidence-based treatments undergo rigorous peer review by experts in the field before being published in reputable scientific journals. This process helps ensure the quality and reliability of the research.
6. **Adaptability:** While evidence-based treatments have standardized protocols, they can often be tailored to individual cases based on the client's unique needs and characteristics. This adaptability enhances their practicality and relevance in real-world settings.
Evidence-based treatments provide a solid foundation for clinical practice, as they offer therapists and practitioners well-tested tools and strategies for addressing various mental health conditions, behavioral issues, and other challenges. These treatments are particularly valued in the medical and psychological fields for their demonstrated effectiveness and reliability in producing positive outcomes for individuals seeking help.
What is the duration of the treatment? Is enrollment limited to a specific package?
You may discontinue the program at anytime. On an average basis, parents and caregivers tend to engage in approximately 8-10 sessions. It's important to acknowledge that while this timeframe is common, it may vary – potentially being shorter or longer – contingent upon the gravity of the behavioral challenges being addressed.
What is the cost of treatment?
Session fees are based upon a sliding scale which is dependent upon annual household income. We don't take insurance but we do offer a monthly payment plan option where we keep track of your session fee and charge your credit card to our PayPal business account at the beginning of each month, whatever amount works for you until the balance is paid in full with no interest or fees. Please contact us for more information.