What is Trauma Processing?


Research has shown that after stabilization, trauma processing can be helpful for some individuals who may have developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or difficulty in relationships related to past trauma and abuse.

ARC offers two modalities that support trauma processing in structured formats. Trauma processing is simply allowing the desensitization of memory around past trauma or abuse using new ways of regulating emotions or thinking.

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR was created by Francine Shapiro, an American psychologist and educator, and is a form of psychotherapy for resolving the symptoms of traumatic and other disturbing life experiences. EMDR uses a structured process of identifying memories that relate to core beliefs and may be connected to resolve underlying intense emotions.

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

TF-CBT an evidence-based treatment model designed to assist children, adolescents, and their families in overcoming the negative effects of a traumatic experience. TF-CBT provides tools to both children at their age level as well as for parents to use to understand and support their child.