Individual Intensive Trauma Therapy (IITT)
The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. This program has been reviewed by the CEBC in the following Topic Areas:
About This Program
Target Population: Adults (ages 18 to 80) with trauma-related disorders that do not have active substance abuse disorders
IITT is an outpatient program that is an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization for people with trauma-related disorders. All sessions are individual, conducted by one of the 3 or 4 therapists assigned to each client. The focus is on trauma processing. Clients may not live in the area and will stay at a local hotel for one to two weeks while receiving therapy. Clients are carefully screened for dissociative regression. If a person is unable to perform activities of daily living, an anti-regression regimen is provided to prepare him/her for treatment. A person is not accepted into the program until the regression has been reversed.
Each treatment day consists of morning rounds, guided imagery, art therapy, a “re-presentation”, externalized dialogue, and wrap-up. Each course of treatment is tailored to the individual within the general framework of the program’s theoretical framework and specific procedures.
The goals of Individual Intensive Trauma Therapy (IITT) are:
- Substantial reduction or elimination of intrusive, avoidant, and anxiety symptoms
- Reduction in frequency of disturbances of consciousness (depersonalization and derealization)
- Amelioration of suicidal urges, command hallucinations, and self-mutilation
- Repair of traumatic dissociation
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2015
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2013
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2013