Trauma Model Therapy

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About This Program

Target Population: Adults with severe childhood trauma and complex comorbidity; program has been used for other mental health disorders as well.

Brief Description

Trauma Model Therapy is a structured therapy that involves a blend of cognitive-behavioral, systems, psychodynamic and experiential principles. The program can be delivered in individual or group therapy in an in-patient or out-patient setting. The program focuses on the problem of attachment to the perpetrator; the locus of control shift; just saying ‘no’ to drugs; addiction is the opposite of desensitization; and the victim-rescuer-perpetrator triangle. Trauma Model Therapy is designed to address all phases of a three-stage trauma recovery.

Program Goals:

The goals of Trauma Model Therapy are:

  • Remission of Axis I and II disorders
  • Reduction in symptoms
  • Decrease in mental health care utilization
  • Decrease in psychotropic medications
  • Increase in independence and function
  • Resolution of trauma

Contact Information

Colin A. Ross, MD
Agency/Affiliation: The Ross Institute
Phone: (972) 918-9588
Fax: (972) 918-9069

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2015

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2013