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Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Offered at BCA

One of the most sought-after treatments for trauma is now available at Bedford Counseling Associates. Trauma often causes people to struggle with their memories and thoughts regarding a certain event, making it difficult to make sense of what happened. When one fees unable to sort out the trauma, it can have a dramatic and detrimental effect on one’s life and in dealing with the memories.

How Cognitive Processing Therapy Can Help

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) helps by offering new ways to handle distressing thoughts and to gain an understanding of those events. By using the skills learned in CPT therapy, one will develop techniques that enhance recovery from a traumatic event. CPT will help you to understand how a traumatic event changed the way you look at the world, yourself, and others and how it plays a role in how you think, feel and act.

CPT has been shown to be one of the most effective treatments for PTSD and for working with Veterans. Many clinicians at Bedford Counseling Associates are trained for Cognitive Processing Therapy and are able to provide you with the very best in treatment options. Call for a consultation today.

Mental Health First Aid Training

The adult Mental Health First Aid Training program is now offered for community groups in the Greater Manchester area.

Mental Health First Aid is a 8-hour training certification course which teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual. The certification program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.  Thorough evaluations in randomized controlled trials and a quantitative study have proved the CPR-like program effective in improving trainees’ knowledge of mental disorders, reducing stigma and increasing the amount of help provided to others. To inquire about the training program contact Mary Beth Lavalley at (603) 206-8558.

For more a Mental Health First Aid brochure, MHFA Training Brochure.

Specialization In Bariatric Evals and Assessments

Bedford Counseling Associates is known as the leader in the field and the creator of the Lifestyle Changes course, which is taught throughout the state of New Hampshire to those who are contemplating weight loss surgery. BCA has a number of clinicians on staff who specialize in psychiatric assessments for those contemplating surgical gastric procedures.  Our clinicians have received specialized and state of the art training in this field, and can offer the best possible care in evaluating readiness for surgery and prepare you for the inevitable lifestyle changes which follow after the procedure.

Convenient appointment times are available, which include evenings and Saturdays. To schedule your Psychiatric Diagnostic Assessment with clincians who specialize in the field, call Bedford Counseling Associates scheduling today.

 

 

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