Other Therapy Modalities
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is an evidence-based treatment for psychological trauma and a range of psychological conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, phobia, obsessive compulsive thinking and sleep and wake disorders. It is derived from Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy but is more directive and shorter in its treatment duration and produces quicker results. Based on extensive research on its efficacy and effectiveness, ART has been used as a recommended evidence-based treatment by the American Psychological Association Division 12, the Department of Defense (DOD), and Veterans Affairs VA).
ART incorporates a range of techniques such as visualization, visualized in-vivo exposure, relaxation facilitated by calming eye movements, and image scripting. Unlike other treatment modalities, ART interventions do not require people to talk about trauma or difficult life experiences in detail. Rather, ART-trained clinicians apply eye movement techniques that make new connections with existing information in the brain and the ability to change strong, dysregulated feelings associated with traumatic memories.
ART treatment usually takes one to five sessions.
The CMHC offers ART to clients interested in this treatment modality. Currently, the CMHC has three clinicians trained in ART, including a psychiatric provider, a licensed clinical social worker, and a licensed psychologist.
For students new to the CMHC, they are expected to follow the following steps:
- An initial evaluation/intake (60 minutes)
- A consultation with one of the ART-trained clinicians (30 minutes)
For students who are referred by CMHC’s clinicians, they are expected to have a 30-minute consultation with one of the ART-trained clinicians.
For students who have been at the CMHC but are self-referred to ART, they are expected to have a 30-minute consultation with one of the ART-trained clinicians.
To schedule an initial evaluation/intake or a 30-minute consultation for ART, call 208-885-6716 or visit our office at 1210 Blake Ave. in Mary Forney Hall on the third floor.
ART sessions are between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Fall & Spring semesters) and between 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Summer semesters).
ART sessions are offered at 1210 Blake Ave. in Mary Forney Hall on the third floor. No Zoom sessions are offered.
ART sessions are free of charge.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based therapy that utilizes eye movements to help the brain and body process different types of psychological distress, such as traumatic or distressing memories, post-traumatic stress, fears, phobias, and aversions. It is not completely understood why eye movements help with desensitizing and reprocessing trauma but it is thought to be similar to the benefits experienced during the REM sleep cycle, which naturally helps us process through distressing events from our day, while we sleep. EMDR utilizes techniques to move “stuck sensations,” providing the body and mind an opportunity to “file away” the trauma memory to the past and allowing people to live more fully in the present moment.
EMDR usually takes between one to 12 sessions, depending upon a variety of treatment factors. Other therapeutic treatment modalities may be interwoven with EMDR to best meet treatment needs.
The CMHC offers EMDR to clients interested in this treatment modality. Currently, the CMHC has one clinician trained in EMDR:
Lahde Forbes, LCSW has practiced EMDR since 2018, after completing her certification training with EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Since then, she has worked with clients from many backgrounds to help them reach their personal goals of feeling better. Lahde utilizes other types of therapy as well to meet the diverse therapeutic needs of participating clients.
To set up an appointment for EMDR:
For students new to the CMHC, they are expected to follow these steps:
- An initial evaluation/intake with our EMDR therapist (60 minutes)
- An initial evaluation/intake with non-EMDR therapist (60 minutes)
- Followed by a consultation with our EMDR-trained clinician (30 minutes)
For students who are referred by a CMHC clinician, they are expected to have a 30-minute consultation with our EMDR-trained clinician.
For students who have been at the CMHC but are self-referred to EMDR, they are expected to have a 30-minute consultation with our EMDR-trained clinician.
To schedule an initial evaluation/intake or consultation for EMDR, call 208-885-6716, Ext.1, or visit our office at 1210 Blake Ave. in Mary Forney Hall on the third floor.
EMDR sessions are available between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
EMDR sessions are offered at 1210 Blake Ave. in Mary Forney Hall on the third floor. No Zoom sessions are offered.
EMDR sessions are free of charge.
The CMHC offers current students biofeedback services to help with the management of a variety of concerns including stress, trauma, ADHD symptoms, social anxiety/skills, Raynaud Syndrome (chronically cold hands and feet), alcohol and other substance abuse, headaches, muscle tension, test anxiety and other concerns. Biofeedback helps people in making the connection between the mind and body and develop skills to integrate them. Biofeedback is backed by decades of research and is recognized as a valuable tool in the treatment of many common concerns. Training provides immediate, computer-generated feedback allowing participants to learn to control biological functions like heart rate, breathing patterns, and muscle responses that influence how we think and feel, and even improve performance.
The CMHC’s biofeedback services are free to enrolled students with no need for outside referrals. Services are provided in a room specifically developed for biofeedback. For students new to the CMHC, the process involves an intake to discuss the process and explore student expectations and whether the program is the right fit for them. The second session involves introduction and training with the equipment. Subsequent sessions are scheduled to fit the student’s schedule and involve varying degrees of therapist involvement based on student/provider agreement. All services are confidential. Students that are already clients of the CMHC can learn more from their providers or call 208.885.6716.
Biofeedback sessions are between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Fall & Spring semesters) and between 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Summer semesters).
Biofeedback sessions are offered at 1210 Blake Ave. in Mary Forney Hall on the third floor. No Zoom sessions are offered.
Biofeedback sessions are free of charge.