Learn more about some of the therapy and assessment models that our providers offer:
NURTURING CONNECTIONS NOCO
Nurturing Connections NoCo is a group therapy model aimed at addressing postpartum mood disorders and promoting healthy mother-baby attachments.
Facilitators/Providers: Niki Froman, Jenny Woodard, Rosa Cruz Kauffmann, Mary Beth Swanson, Hannah Wurster, & Jen Phippen.
**Recruiting now. The group is 12 weeks long and will be on Wednesday mornings from 9:30am-12pm. For the first half, mothers participate in group therapy while babies receive individual support. The second half is a mom-baby group. The program begins January 2022. See flyer here.
CIRCLE OF SECURITY: PARENTING
Circle of Security Parenting, or COSP, is a group workshop for parents of young children. In the 8-10 week program, parents learn about their child's emotional needs and relect upon new ways of responding. The goal is to foster a secure attachment with the child, which contributes to lifelong positive outcomes. Learn more about the program here.
Facilitators: MaryBeth Swanson & Hannah Wurster
**Recruiting now for groups.
ROOTS & BRANCHES
Roots & Branches is a time for parents of 0-5 year olds to gather, build community, and learn from each other. Children are welcome to join and participate in fun activities while parents talk. Parents and children reunite near the end for a playful activity and snack.
Roots & Branches is currently on Wednesday mornings from 10-11am at City Park (across from the pool entrance at pavilion 6). Starting November 4, it will be held at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery on Thursdays from 10-11am.
Families are welcome to drop in any week. The program does not require registration and is free.
Child-Parent Psychotherapy, or CPP, supports families of children ages 0-6 after the child has experienced a traumatic event. The therapist holds both parent and child with compassion, supporting them to restore a sense of safety, fortify their relationship, and process traumatic events.
Providers: MaryBeth Swanson & Hannah Wurster
PARENT-CHILD INTERACTION THERAPY
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, or PCIT, aims to use the parent-child relationship as an avenue for treating child behavioral problems. The therapist uses a "bug-in-the-ear" approach to coach parents in how to play with their children and set limits effectively.
Providers: Alicia Silbernagel & Regina Hariri
Theraplay is a model aimed at supporting a healthy parent-child attachment. The therapist uses playful, fun games, developmentally challenging activities, and tender, nurturing activities. The very act of engaging each other in this way helps the parent regulate the child's behavior and communicate love, joy, and safety to the child. It helps the child feel secure, cared for, connected and worthy.
Providers: Michelle Garcia
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, supports recovery from traumatic experiences. The therapist supports the client in developing effective regulation strategies. Then, the therapist facilitates bilateral stimulation that helps the client to reprocess memories with less distress.
Providers: MaryBeth Swanson, Hannah Wurster, Jen Phippen, & Michelle Garcia
TRAUMA-FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
TF-CBT is a model for children ages 3 to 18 who have experienced trauma. The first stages focuses on increasing emotion regulation and managing triggers, both for the child and parents. Then, the child and therapist construct a trauma narrative. This narrative is shared with a trusted parent.
Providers: Hannah Wurster
The DC:0-5 is a diagnostic manual specifically developed for infants and young children. The clinician evaluates a child's functioning on five axes: clinical disorders, relational context, physical health, psychosocial stressors, and developmental competence. Assessment results can inform parents and professionals about a child's strengths and areas of need, therefore identifying the right support services.