Evidence Based Practices

What are Evidenced Based Practices (EBP)?

Evidenced Based Practice refers to the use of research and scientific studies as a base for determining the best practices in a field. The basic premise is to provide transparency and to assure the public that techniques and procedures will provide the best possible interventions or treatments.

Hope Services recruits and/or trains clinicians in the following Evidenced Based Practices:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy
  • Seven Challenges
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

All Hope Services, LLC treatment programs are developed and operationalized utilizing basic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) All staff, regardless of service or position, are required to attend a 24 hour Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training with the agency’s Clinical Director within 90 days of hiring.

Our training includes specific CBT strategies that are appropriate based on whether the staff is in an AP, QP, or LP role. All staff are trained so that we have a sound and consistent model of interventions throughout our service array.

Our goal is that as a client moves through our continuum of care that they are able to work with staff who are theoretically grounded and trained in the same Evidenced Based model.

7 Challenges

The Seven Challenges® Program (an evidence-based program in the SAMHSA National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices) is designed specifically for adolescents with substance use problems, to motivate a decision and commitment to change - and to support success in implementing the desired changes.

The Program simultaneously helps young people address their substance use as well as other co-occurring emotional and behavioral problems.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a conjoint child and parent psychotherapy approach for children and adolescents who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events.

TF-CBT has proven to be effective in addressing posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, externalizing behaviors, sexualized behaviors, feelings of shame, and mistrust.

Hope Services has integrated TF-CBT across our continuum of care to include OPT, IIH, Day Treatment, and Residential Level III.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based, real time, coached, behavioral parent training intervention for young children with emotional and behavioral disorders. The parent and child are seen together with an emphasis on restructuring interaction patterns in order to strengthen the bond between parent and child while also providing parents with appropriate discipline strategies.