Consent and Contract Agreement for Behavioral Health Services
Psychotherapy can include many modalities which may include a myriad of strategies to include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, etc. These treatment approaches have been widely validated by research for a variety of conditions such as/but not limited to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, pain disorders, sexual/physical abuse, grief and stress reduction. The specified treatment approach utilized at the time of service provision is at the clinical discretion of your behavioral health provider.
I have also been specifically advised of the following:
Distressing, unresolved memories may surface through the use of clinical interventions such as Cognitive-Behavioral therapy and/or EMDR as well as other treatment approaches. Some clients may experience reactions during the treatment sessions that neither they nor the administering clinician may have anticipated, including/but not limited to a high level of emotion and/or physical sensations.
Subsequent to the treatment session, the processing of incidents/material may continue, and other dreams, memories, flashbacks, feelings etc., may surface.
The first few sessions are an initial assessment to decide on the therapeutic relationship between you and the behavioral health therapist/nurse practitioner. Both the therapist and you will then decide if a therapeutic alliance is warranted and decide on a treatment plan. We reserve the right to refer you to other community mental health resources as deemed necessary from these assessments.