EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING (EMDR)
Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) integrates elements of multiple psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. These therapies include: psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies. EMDR is an information processing therapy and uses an eight-phase approach. During the 8 phases of treatment the member attends to past and present experiences while simultaneously focusing on an external stimulus. Then the member is instructed to let new material become the focus of the next set of dual attention and is repeated several times during the session.
TRAUMA FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
The goal of TF-CBT is to help address the unique needs of children with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other problems related to traumatic life experiences, and their parents or primary caregivers. This model of therapy combines trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral therapy. The member and his/her parents are provided knowledge and skills related to processing the trauma; managing distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and enhancing safety, parenting skills, and family communication. TF-CBT is an individualized, short-term treatment that involves both individual and family therapy. TF-CBT is provided to children and adolescents ages 4 to 18 who have significant behavioral or emotional impairments that are related to traumatic events even if they do not meet DSM IV criteria for PTSD. A reduction in PTSD symptoms, depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, sexualized behaviors, trauma related shame, trust, and social skills have been shown.
SIMS Consulting & Clinical Services Inc.'s medication management program is designed to treat a wide range of psychiatric and behavioral issues with an emphasis on improvement and continued stabilization of individual's level of functioning and alleviation of biologically based psychiatric symptoms that interfere with functioning. Therapeutic goals of the program include: (a) stabilization of psychiatric symptoms or acute crisis and (b) return of premorbid level of functioning. Medication Management Services Components include the following:
Individualized medication evaluation and management -- Prescription of appropriate medication(s) and review of therapeutic effects and side effects (laboratory monitoring of specific agents)
Appropriate use of laboratory services and referral(s) to other specialists
Regular and timely documentation of required clinical rating scales
Appropriate clinical documentation in an individual's care record, including justification for diagnoses and rationale for choice of pharmacologic agents
CLINICAL SUPERVISION, CLINICAL CONSULTATION, PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING, AND DEVELOPMENT
SIMS Consulting and Clinical Services provide clinical supervision for individuals seeking licensure, providers seeking clinical consultation, training, and program development. The agency trains providers in the community support service definition, first responders, and person centered thinking, and Mindset Consulting (Prevention Management of Aggressive Behaviors), sex offender treatment, diversity and cultural diversity, and other clinical topics as requested.
YOGA FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Yoga for Mental Health is a group therapy intervention that combines yoga practice with mindfulness, guided imagery, progressive relaxation techniques, and/or coping skill building activities that are culturally relevant and trauma informed through group discussion. This 1.5 hour group therapy intervention seek to help one cultivate self-confidence, clarity, and inner peace. Yoga is recognized as a form of mind body medicine. It offers both physical and emotional benefits which include but is not limited to an increase feeling of calm and well being, restring balance to the body, mind, and spirit, and reducing anxiety and depression by boosting oxygen levels to the. Yoga combined with other evidenced based cognitive practices encourages individuals to become resilient to stressful situations and increase one’s capacity to make positive choices by improving one’s outlook.