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Evidence Based Therapy at Ozark Trails Benefits Struggling Students

Evidence-Based Therapy at Ozark Trails Benefits Struggling Students

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Parents looking for effective therapy methods to help a struggling teen boy or girl can learn about Evidence-Based Therapy used at our therapeutic boarding school in Missouri. 

Ozark Trails understands that parents want to send a child to a safe, monitored environment where their child receives personal care and individual therapies that help heal emotional and mental disorders–whether brought on by trauma, foster care, adoption, or family genetics. 

While the young teen enrolls at our therapeutic boarding school for counseling, treatment, and improving academic/life skills, Ozark Trails also helps students improve mental and physical health through Evidence Based Therapies, led by licensed therapists.

Definition of Evidence Based Therapies:

“Evidence-Based Therapy (EBT), more broadly referred to as evidence-based practice (EBP), is any therapy that has shown to be effective in peer-reviewed scientific experiments. Evidence-Based Therapy or practice then refers to psychotherapy practices that have been proven effective by research rather than based solely on theory.”

1. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has been shown to be effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, addiction, and certain physical health issues (A-Tjak et al., 2015).

2. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, is perhaps the most well-known and widely accepted form of treatment for many psychological issues.

3. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is also an evidence-based treatment, as it has been shown to be effective for relieving the symptoms and improving outcomes for patients with both borderline personality disorder (BPD) and substance abuse (Linehan et al., 1999) as well as for patients with trichotillomania (Keuthen et al., 2011).

4. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) has been found to be effective in reducing relapse rates of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) (Lilja et al., 2016).

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Evidence Based Therapy Enhances Student’s Individual Treatment at Ozark Trails Academy

That’s why Ozark Trails uses Evidence Based Therapies in Individual and Group therapy. We want each student to experience effective counseling as well as improve daily life at school, and back home with family.

If you want to learn more about how Evidence Based Therapies effectively helps students open up and heal at our therapeutic boarding school, please call (417) 278-6868 now.