Integrated Therapy Services NW PLLC
Raising Parents and Children Together

What's New at ITSNW

We hope you will visit this page often to find out What's New at ITSNW, what's new in the community with respect to children's mental health, and what's new from a broader research perspective. We recognize the importance of understanding the needs generated by our ever changing culture. We believe our analysis and insight helps keep us at the leading edge of providing accurate and up-to-date information to our clients. Read More about our Mission and Values.

Welcome to our new website!
Our remodeled site is one reflection of the growth of ITSNW over the past four years. In 2010 we relocated our office to the Pearl Place II building at 6004 Westgate Blvd. in Tacoma and we added several services focusing on Perinatal and Postpartum issues which also expanded our range of services to children.

Newsletter

Volume I
September, 2011

Evidence-based practices (EBP), are mental and behavioral health interventions for which systematic empirical research has provided evidence of significant effectiveness as treatments for specific problems. The aim of an EBP is that the best available intervention is applied to improve the quality of outcomes for the client and to facilitate cost-effective care. The goal of most EBP’s is short term effective therapy, not years and years of weekly therapy sessions which previously were the hallmark of everyone’s perception of therapy.

In recent years, EBPs have been stressed by professional organizations such as the American Psychological Association, as well as public and private health insurance providers. These organizations have recognized that there is value in identifying what actually does work so it can be utilized most efficiently and effectively to the client's benefit. It is becoming so well settled in the industry that some insurance companies have refused to pay for therapies which are not empirically supported.

Recognizing the need for and the benefit of Evidence Based Practices for our clients, Integrated Therapy Services NW PLLC was formed with the intention of specializing primarily in EBP’s and Promising Practices (interventions that are currently being researched to confirm their effectiveness.) We recognized early on how EBP’s could help our clients by targeting specific interventions that have been proven to work, across many domains and socio economic classes, so that our clients receive the best possible care for their specific problems.

ITSNW opened up with our first EBP in April 2007. We began with Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Play Therapy and quickly added Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy thereafter. Our most recent additions are Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples and Infant Mental Health – Birth to Three.

We are constantly reviewing and investigating EBP's for addition to our list of services. Our current emphasis is in adding evidenced based practices that focus on attachment and parenting, such as Circle of Security, The Incredible Years and Promoting First Relationships. Come back to our What’s New page often to see what exciting evidenced based additions we are working on next.

Mission & Values

Read our Mission Statement and Values here.

Recommended Reading

For Parents/Caregivers

Parenting ADHD
“Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach”

by Vincent Monastra - Amazon

The Explosive Child
“The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children”

by Ross W. Greene - Amazon

Sensitive Child
“The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them”

by Elaine Aron - Amazon

Co-Parenting Survival
“The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict after a Difficult Divorce”

by Elizabeth Thayer Ph.D. - Amazon

Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child
“Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child”

by John Gottman Ph.D. - Amazon

The Purpose of Boys: Helping Our Sons Find Meaning, Significance, and Direction in Their Lives
“The Purpose of Boys: Helping Our Sons Find Meaning, Significance, and Direction in Their Lives”

by Michael Gurian - Amazon

Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse
“Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse”

by Caren Adams and Jennifer Fay - Amazon

For Professionals/Students

Play Therapy
“Play Therapy with Children in Crisis, Third Edition: Individual, Group, and Family Treatment”
by Nancy Boyd Webb - Amazon

Beyond Technique
“Beyond Technique in Family Therapy: Finding Your Therapeutic Voice”

by George Simon - Amazon

For Teens

How Long Does It Hurt: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families
“How Long Does It Hurt: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families”
by Cynthia L. Mather - Amazon

For Postpartum

This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression
“This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression”
by Karen Kleiman - Amazon

This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression
“Beyond the Birth: A Family's Guide to Postpartum Mood Disorders”
by Juliana K. Nason - Amazon

For Couples

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
“Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love”
by Sue Johnson - Amazon

 

Research Articles

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy With At-Risk Families (PDF)

Resources

Maternal and Infant Wellness

Postpartum Support Intl. of Washington

www.ppmdsupport.com
24 hour Warm Line: (888) 404-PPMD(7763)
Washington State organization offering support, information and education regarding Postpartum Mood Disorders.

Postpartum Support International

www.postpartum.net
Offering support, information, and education regarding Postpartum Mood Disorders.

Northwest Association of Postpartum Support (NAPS)

www.napsdoula.com
Postpartum doula information and referral site.

Bringing Baby Home

www.bbhonline.org

Doulas of North America (DONA)

www.dona.org
An International organization of Doulas who are trained to provide the highest quality emotional, physical, and educational support to women and their families during childbirth and the postpartum period.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

PCIT International

www.pcit.org
Presented by the University of Florida Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

UC Davis Health System PCIT Program

www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/caare/mentalhealthservices/pcit.html

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy With At-Risk Families (PDF)

Co-Parenting/Collaborative Divorce

The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

www.collaborativepractice.com
Additional information and resources about Co-Parenting/Collaborative Divorce.

Family Therapy

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

www.aamft.org

Play Therapy

The Association for Play Therapy

www.a4pt.org