Archives: Specialties

Managing and Adapting Practices – MAP

What is Managing and Adapting Practices? Family Innovations has accomplished therapists at each of its outpatient clinics specially trained and experienced to work with school-age youth dealing with depression, anxiety, attention problems, and disruptive behavioral concerns. This is a rapidly evolving specialty, and our therapists stay at the forefront of research and employ the most...

Intensive Treatment in Foster Care (ITFC)

What is Intensive Treatment in Foster Care? Intensive Treatment in Foster Care is a new State of Minnesota Department of Human Services certification for children placed in a foster home where the license holder lives in the home; it is also available for Kinship Care and Pre-adoptive placements. ITFC utilizes four treatment services, all from...

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

What is Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a form of psychotherapy for children and adolescents between the ages of 3-18, who have experienced trauma or abuse. It can be successful in the short term, helping with many different conditions stemming from emotional traumatic life events. Trauma-based therapy is...

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, or EMDR, is a psychotherapy that can help the mind recover from extreme emotional pain or trauma. It is based on the idea that the mind can heal just like any physical pain one may experience. EMDR is an evidence-based practice...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a unique, goal-oriented psychotherapeutic approach combining cognitive and behavioral principles to help change how one thinks and acts. Patients learn how to control their emotions through a series of counseling sessions, so they can overcome a specific mental illness. We offer CBT in...

Play Therapy for Children

What is Play Therapy for Children? Play therapy is a structured, research-supported approach that builds on the normal communicative and learning processes of children. Family Innovations is proud to offer play therapy in our Minneapolis area locations. An innovative and positive breakthrough in therapy, this approach (offered by our registered play therapists) helps children in...

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

What is Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)? PCIT, or Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, was developed by Dr. Sheila Eyberg for children from age 2 up to age 7 with externalized behavioral disorders. PCIT Therapy is based on parenting theories proving the success of authoritative parenting styles in helping with behavioral and social issues with children. The...

Early Childhood Mental Health Services at Family Innovations

What is Early Childhood Mental Health Services? Early childhood mental health is reflected in appropriate cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. For very young children, it’s the ability to develop trusting relationships, express appropriate emotions, and interact well with others. It is as fundamental as playing. Our early childhood therapists can help very young children...

Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) at Family Innovations

What is Child Parent Psychotherapy?  Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is a research supported, evidence-based intervention model for children aged 0-6 who have experienced traumatic events and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, or behavioral problems. Therapy sessions include both the child and their parent or primary caregiver. A central goal is to support and strengthen the caregiver-child...