Psychotherapies or Skilled Psychological therapies are very integral part of De-Addiction at ANUNITHA. It is well known that Addiction is a complex problem and one type of therapy or intervention may help and fit to all and it is essential that along with general group oriented therapies individualised psychological therapies are also available and this is the very focus at anunitha.
Some of the Psychological therapies administered by trained clinical psychologists at anunitha are
- COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY:
CBT( Cognitive Behaviour therapy) is a special therapy administered by Clinical psychologists depending upon the assessment of the resident and need for this therapy. The understanding is that oneís cognition (his understanding or perception of his environment, people and situations) is responsible for his emotions and behaviour. This emotions and behaviour in turn influence how this person thinks leading to faulty way of thinking and getting deeper into addiction to alcohol and drugs. This is professionally analysed, assessed and rectified.
- INTERPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY:
Most often interpersonal issues relating attachment, role in the relationship and disputes in the relationship have adverse impact on individualís mental health eventually leading to addiction to alcohol and drugs. In Interpersonal psychotherapy the clinical psychologists help identifying these issues and also professionally address the same.
- MINDFULLNESS BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY
Mindfulness is a new and upcoming therapeutic tool which can be traced back some of the meditation techniques known to us India. The Clinical psychologists help person understand his thoughts and feelings rather react to them and get deeper into addiction issues with unresolved feelings and thoughts.
- SOLUTION BASED BRIEF THERAPY:
Solution focused brief therapy is administered to deserving and needy residents undergoing de-addiction at anunitha where problem is analysed logically and schematically and solutions are arrived with resident practically. The whole therapy revolves around short term goals and plans to achieve the same.
- DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY:
This is one of the important therapies in which the resident is imparted with the skills of Mindfulness, Distress tolerance, Emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. The Clinical psychologist helps the resident use the same in real life situations and get out of the depths of alcohol and drugs.