Substance use and emotional issues can happen at the same time. When a young person struggles with an emotional problem like depression or anxiety and turns to drugs or alcohol, they may have a cooccurring disorder.
The core of our Integrated Cognitive Therapies Program (ICTP) is one therapist who provides both mental health counseling and substance use therapy in each session. Specifically grounded in effective treatment models, ICTP can help young people improve focus in school, heal family relationships and achieve other personal goals.
If you have questions about this program, please call 206-322-7676 extension 6248.
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Every year the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) surveys 8th, 10th, and 12th graders across the country about their substance use The most recent results from 2017 show some interesting changes in the popularity and perceived risk of cigarettes, “vaping,” and marijuana. While cigarette use has shown a steady decline since the survey began in 1991, vaping is becoming more and more popular. In 2017, 27% of 12 graders said they had ever smoked a cigarette, while 36% said more..
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the understanding that the way we think influences how we feel and the choices that we make. Cognitions (thoughts and beliefs) are the things we say to ourselves about the world around us. These thoughts can sometimes be unhelpful, negative, or distorted from reality. For example, Sam is walking down the hallway at school and tries to say hello to one of his classmates. The classmate barely looks more..
ICTP is pleased to announce that our Spanish Parent Coaching Group starts April 23, 2018 Spanish-speaking parents and caregivers of youth with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders are invited to attend this FREE 5-week workshop. Families can expect to learn about the teenage brain and why co-occurring disorders require a different set of strategies. We will also talk about skills to help develop healthy household rules, reduce conflict, build relationships, and maintain safety in the home. THS Psychiatric more..
ICTP Director Dr. Susan Caverly was a featured panelist at Sno-Isle Libraries Issues That Matter series on March 7, 2018. Other panelists were ICTP Therapist Rochelle Long, Co-Occurring Disorder Specialist for Stanwood-Camano School District and Megan Boyle, Director of Children’s Intensive Services at Compass Health. Dr. Caverly offered a unique perspective in this panel. She has seen the impact of co-occurring disorders in teens on a professional and a personal level. The panel discussed some of the treatment options for more..
What are co-occurring disorders? The term co-occurring disorder applies when someone has both a mental health and a substance use disorder. This is also known as dual diagnosis or dual disorder. For example, an individual with anxiety who is also struggling with alcohol. For more information visit: https://www.samhsa.gov/disorders. How is the Integrated Cognitive Therapies Program (ICTP) different from other programs? Often youth with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders see multiple providers, one who specializes in each area. Integrated treatment more..
Parenting a teen with mental health and substance use concerns is different! ICTP staff have seen firsthand the difficulties involved in raising teens with these complex needs. We have heard from countless parents that the “usual” strategies just aren’t working and that they feel they are running out of ideas. We understand and we want to help. Parents and caregivers of youth with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders are invited to attend a FREE 5-week workshop with ICTP more..