Banyan Treatment Center Pompano Clinical Team have experience with a variety of therapies to ensure that patients receive truly customized care. We use evidenced-based treatment that incorporates effective practices on all our patients. We understand what a complex disease addiction is and take pride in having a variety of comprehensive and unique programs for our patients to participate in during their recovery process.
Traditionally The 12-Step model of treatment follows the original Alcoholics Anonymous methodology. This is a common form of addiction and substance abuse treatment, used by about 74% of treatment programs. The main ideology behind the 12-steps is to use others in the program to help each other abstain from substances and that healing cannot be completed alone but with the use of a higher power.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps you accept the difficulties. ACT is a mindfulness based therapy and theorizes that the greater well-being can be attained by overcoming the negative thoughts and feelings that may have built up from past experiences. During ACT, behaviors and thought processes are taken a close look into and then to assist you in reducing avoidant coping styles. ACT also addresses your commitment to making changes, and what to do about it when you can’t stick to your goals.
Whether it is an overwhelming emotion, a situation you have zero control over, or a personality trait that is hard to change, accepting it can allow you to move forward. Obsessing, worrying and playing things over and over will keep you stuck. We see often that constantly asking “why” can leave you helpless. ACT invites you to accept the reality and work with what you have. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is not typically used as a form of long term treatment, but it can be helpful for those short term, who suffer with depression, anxiety and many other psychological disorders.
Art therapy is just one of the therapies that are used by Banyan Treatment Center clinicians. Creative therapies can be helpful for processing and recovering from a substance abuse disorder. Art therapy for addiction is a positive way for a patient to express their feelings without having to use words.
At Banyan Treatment Center, we have a faith-based track specific for those who need a professional substance abuse and co-occurring disorder treatment. Our Christian program is designed to allow patients to establish or restore the relationship with God while also addressing the addiction. This integration of clinical and faith-based programming is tailored specifically to each patient and where they are at on their spiritual path.
We welcome those from all Christian denominations, as well as those who have no faith background at all. The only requirement for the program is that you are seeking God. Our aim is to provide an environment that is non-judgemental and non-condemning. Our Christian Clinical team is made up of a full-time ordained Chaplain, Christian Program Director, Christian Therapists for our PHP and IOP, and Christian Behavioral Technicians.
(CBT) is the most widely used treatment for mental disorders. This evidence-based practice is guided by research and focuses in on coping strategies that targets on problem solving and changing unhealthy patterns in behaviors and actions. CBT was originally designed to treat depression but is now used for a number of mental health conditions. Co-occurring Disorder refers to when a patient is being treated for a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder concurrently, in these circumstances CBT may be one of the main forms of therapy.
Eclectic Therapy is the therapeutic method that emphasizes structures and boundaries for the recovering addicts. These structures (policies, rules, staff roles, program phases and expectations) are used to create a living and learning environment where they can model their behaviors from staff or other role models in the recovery community.
The structures and boundaries are put into place so that the recovering addict can easily see their own behavior while looking at the behaviors of others in which they’ve been encouraged to model their behavior after in emotional situations. We see this style implemented with those who suffer from a co-occurring disorder such as behavioral personality disorder or any type of narcissistic tendencies. Eclectic Therapy also has some of the Gestalt therapeutic ideas when it comes to the perception of the situations when emotions come into play.
Emotionally focused therapy is a process-experiential therapy. This is a short term therapy type used for working with individuals, couples, and family settings. It focuses on human emotions and how to adapt them while dealing with problematic self-experiences or unwanted emotional states. The main object is to manage emotions when it comes to unpleasant experiences and learn behaviors for self management.
Existential psychotherapy is a philosophical method of therapy that operates on the belief that inner conflict within a person is due to that individual’s confrontation with the givens of existence.
Existential psychotherapy is a powerful approach to therapy which takes seriously the human condition. It is an optimistic approach in that it embraces human potential, while remaining a realistic approach through its recognition of human limitation. Falling in the tradition of the depth psychotherapies, existential therapy has much in common with psychodynamic, humanistic, experiential, and relational approaches to psychotherapy.
Is a category type of therapy that uses a number of different activities to encourage patients to identify and address hidden issues. Some of the activities that can be used through Experiential therapy are imagery, role playing, the use of props, and other activities.
Examples of experiential therapy are pet therapy, creative arts therapy, music therapy and therapies of that nature. Instead of a group of individual setting with a therapist, the patient is given a task to complete and then observed by the therapist when the patient is not focused on the therapy itself. This gives the recovering addict a chance to let their guard down, which may not be as easy in a group or individual therapy setting.
Our therapists meet with family members and the recovering addict in order to make sure all parties are on the same page when it comes to treatment of addiction. The therapist encourages all parties to work through issues that have caused problems in the past, so a fresh slate can be made moving forward in recovery. The family or couple therapy program is encouraged so any relationship moving forward can be positive and healthy.
Gestalt Therapy was developed in the 1940s. Gestalt therapy focuses on the future rather than the past. The focus of the Gestalt therapy is the process of recovery, this includes your thoughts, feelings, and perceptions and how they are impacting the process. The main goal of this therapy is to help patients become self-aware of reactions and responses to all the present life situations. The Gestalt therapy believes that in order to reach the patient’s full potential that there is no reason to focus on past situations because that can be negative thoughts manifesting and ultimately hindering the recovery. Dwelling in the past will never bring a fruitful future.
Humanistic therapy is a category of therapy in which many of our approaches to recovery fall under. A few examples of a Humanistic therapy is Existential, Gestalt, and Transpersonal. Humanistic therapy look at the person’s “here and now” in order to have a successful life in recovery.
Imago Therapy is a therapeutic approach to relationship or couples therapy. This was developed 25 years ago and provides resources for couples, therapists, or individuals seeking to find a way to be more effective in their life and relationships. The relationship is the topic of discussion instead of looking into the individuals involved. This is beneficial for any patients who are having problems with their significant other, and are seeking to resolve their relationship issues while working through their recovery process.
Integrative therapy refers to taking the personality of the patient under a microscope to learn the negative and positive aspects in order to succeed in their recovery process. Integrative therapy encourages the patient to return to the world as a functioning member of society and encourages both mental and physical health maintenance during this process. This therapy pushes patients to go into any situation without bias or pre-formed opinions and have a positive attitude. This psychotherapy is to encourage the human development during each phase of life, even when there are obstacles to be open to opportunities for new learning.
Internal Family Systems is a family therapy approach deals with the subpersonalities of an individual in the family system. Inside every person there are multiple personality traits, some may be negative, some may be positive. This therapeutic approach looks at the negative traits or subpersonalities and encourages the growth of these into positive outcomes.
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): Internal Family Systems is a family therapy approach that deals with the sub-personalities of an individual in the family system. This is a time limited treatment that focuses on grief in the client’s life, and how to move past these events in order to live a life free of these depressive thoughts. The goal of IPT is to move through, and transition through the grief as quickly as possible. Interpersonal therapy is most helpful for those who suffer with depression.
An intervention is an act that takes place when an individual is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, and family members or loved ones gather to encourage the individual to seek help.
An intervention is meant to motivate an individual into treatment. There are many times when someone, who is living in active addiction, sees no problems with their lifestyle. It is common for individuals to not see their own problem. It is not unfamiliar for a potential client to have a resistance towards treatment, facing their own faults can be a difficult process so this is why a proper intervention may be needed.
An intervention is a time when family members and friends can sit down with the potential client and tell them all the benefits of seeking help. Interventions can be used for those struggling with alcohol addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders, gambling, or any other addictive behaviors.
An intervention presents a structured opportunity for the person struggling with addiction to seek help. It is not uncommon for the use of an ultimatum when facing resistance from the addicted individual. Many times, an expert is used for this process. According to the NCADD, 90% of people commit to treatment after an intervention takes place.
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is similar to cognitive behavioral therapy, but with the added aspects of mindfulness and meditation incorporated into the therapeutic process. Originally MBCT was developed as a relapse prevention program for those who suffer from depress. At Banyan Treatment and Recovery, we treat depression alongside addictive disorder. The cognitive methods of this theory would be education about the disease of addiction and the mental disorder. The mindfulness and meditation portion of this therapy would be handling all incoming feelings and thoughts but not reacting to them. Disengagement from negative thinking patterns are implemented in this therapy and is known as “Decentering”. The mindfulness and meditation aspect of this therapy is effective for help in processing the cravings of addictive substances, and is a relapse prevention tool.
Motivational interviewing is a type of therapy that uses encouragement to change an individual’s damaging behaviors. This type of therapy relies on the thought that most addicts are self-aware of their drug or alcohol abuse having negative consequences. This form of therapy also needs the individual to be at a readiness to heal. Therapists using this therapeutic technique will overcome an individual’s fear by various motivation techniques.
A person-centered therapeutic approach is meant for individuals to recognize their own issues. This can be helpful because most of those living in active addiction are blind to the fact that their harmful behaviors are not only damaging themselves, but also their loved ones. Person-centered-therapy gives the individual a chance to express themselves and their feelings to a therapist without any judgement, the response of the therapists are empathetic and understanding. With the proper guidance addicts can eventually dig even deeper into their own issues and recover at their own pace. Person-centered therapy is an important aspect to most recovery processes because it promotes self-growth and establishes a relationship built on trust between the client and the therapist.