Outpatient Services

For children 0-6.  Intensive family therapy services aimed to promote positive parenting practices that teach parents the skills necessary to manage their child’s challenging behavior often due to underlying mental health issues.  Families meet with a clinician on a weekly basis for support, guidance and to learn new parenting skills.  School support and case management provided as needed.  These services also provide weekly skills training or individual therapy services to help skills development in children in an individual manner and according to the mental health needs of each child. Treatment lasts approximately 6-9mos depending on the needs of the family and child.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

For children ages 2-6. Caregivers and their child meet with a clinician on a weekly basis in the office. PCIT Certified clinician observes parent / child interactions through a two-way mirror and provides in-the-moment coaching to teach positive parenting skills. Direct coaching can help parents work through difficult behaviors in-the-moment and provides the encouragement many families need when learning a new skill.

PCIT has been shown to improve the parent-child relationship, promotes a higher degree of positive interactions increases cooperative and compliant behavior, improves the child’s self-esteem, and has been shown to improve school behavior as well.  PCIT is an excellent intervention for families that are observing defiance, oppositional behavior, verbal and physical aggression or destructive behavior in their child.  PCIT is also helpful in reducing anxiety and perfectionism (low frustration tolerance) in children and can be helpful in decreasing tantrums.  This intervention is time-limited, 6-9 months.

Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

For children 3 years and up. Helpful for children experiencing PTSD symptoms in relation to traumatic events they have experienced. Very structured and short-term intervention typically lasts 8-25 weeks.  TF-CBT has been shown to reduce symptoms associated with PTSD such as avoidance, anxious or depressive symptoms (related to the event), poor attentional focus and emotional distress.  This intervention works with the parent and child and is an “in office” service.  Provides education to the parent regarding the effects of trauma and the impact it may have on children.  Parenting support and skill development are also provided.

Connections is an outpatient therapy program for families of youth ages 4-17 learning to manage a range of common difficulties such as arguing, defiance, anxiety or depression, adjusting to new circumstances, managing trauma, and more. Our program and interventions are informed by 40+ years of social learning research on how successful families thrive.

OCP accepts Oregon Health Plan insurance.

We offer weekly support to parents and caregivers focused on managing challenging behaviors in the home or across settings.

Individual therapists usually meet with children in the community to allow for real-world practice of new skills. We find that children are more likely to use their skills at home when they’ve had a chance to try them out with support in a natural environment.

Our therapists will meet with you regularly to offer strategies that support your child’s ability to use the skills they are practicing in their individual sessions at home.

Families can expect to learn concrete strategies to improve child behavior that they can use for a lifetime. These strategies are research based, but also individualized to meet your family’s specific needs.

All of our services are informed by evidence-based practices, which means extensive research has shown them to be effective. We offer services informed by Generation Parent Management Training-Oregon (GenPMTO)™, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and more.

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) 

TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. It is a components-based treatment model that incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic principles and techniques. TF-CBT has proved successful with children and adolescents (ages 3 to 18) who have significant emotional problems (e.g., symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, fear, anxiety, or depression) related to traumatic life events. It can be used with children and adolescents who have experienced a single trauma or multiple traumas in their lives.

TF-CBT is for youth aged 3-21; both males and females; for children with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other problems related to traumatic life experiences, and their parents or primary caregivers.

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Generation Parent Management Training-Oregon (GenPMTO)™

GenPMTO is an evidence-based intervention program designed to help parents strengthen families at all levels. Based on more than 50 years of ongoing research, the model promotes social skills and prevents, reduces and reverses the development of moderate to severe conduct problems in children and youth.

GenerationPMTO is a clinical intervention and prevention program for families. This delivery system offers a family therapy and educational approach through teaching parenting skills. Sessions are delivered to parents and/or families via 50-90-minute sessions weekly for 10-25 (or more, up to 6 months) sessions.

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