- Rachel Delaney Geier, MSW, LICSW, Integrated Behavioral Health Provider, CentraCare, St. Cloud, MN
Evidence-based modalities developed to treat trauma are commonplace in outpatient behavioral health practices, but we often struggle to adapt these therapies to the integrated setting where brief intervention is common. In this session, we will present Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) as a useful tool for treating trauma in an integrated setting. Accelerated Resolution Therapy has been shown to achieve benefits rapidly, usually within 1-5 sessions, and is effective in treating PTSD and complex trauma as well as other mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, phobias, grief, chronic pain, and relationship issues. We will explore the basics of Accelerated Resolution Therapy, highlight examples of how it has been used effectively in the primary care setting, and discuss both benefits and barriers to implementing this modality. We will focus on the compatibility of this therapy as a brief intervention within the PCBH model and the particular benefit of sustainability as Accelerated Resolution Therapy reduces exposure to vicarious trauma – critical to clinician self-care and preservation in these trying times.
- Describe the main components of Accelerated Resolution Therapy.
- Explain the compatibility between Accelerated Resolution Therapy and brief intervention in an integrated setting.
- Identify how the use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy to treat trauma may reduce clinician burnout towards increased sustainability.