Emotional Resiliency (ER) Treatment
ER is an active, present focused therapy that involves engaging with your emotions as a way to reach your goals
ER helps you identify, describe, and engage with your emotions effectively
ER helps develop concrete skills to engage with emotions effectively without emotional overload or emotional avoidance
The TAP clinic currently offers an Emotional Resiliency Group for adults
What Emotional Resiliency Treatment is:
Emotional Resiliency (ER), is a treatment designed to increase an individual’s ability to engage with their emotions in an effective and values-consistent way. This involves increasing awareness of an emotional experience, increasing the ability to put words to and effectively communicate an emotional experience to others, and increasing the ability to skillfully allow or change an emotional experience. This also involves developing an understanding of why emotional experiences occur and might differ between individuals. Because emotions affect interpersonal relationships, the treatment is also designed to help individuals identify and communicate interpersonal boundaries and limits, respect the limits and boundaries of others, and increase connectedness in interpersonal relationships.
What Emotional Resiliency treats:
ER treatment targets symptoms of low to moderate emotional over-control (or emotional avoidance), low to moderate emotional dysregulation, as well as shame and perfectionism. Though ER treatment is not a treatment for mood disturbance or anxiety disorders in itself, by increasing emotional resiliency, individuals often see a decrease in these symptoms.
ER is not an appropriate treatment for currently severe symptoms of emotional dysregulation, major depression, panic disorder, or severe social anxiety. If these concerns are present, you may be a better fit for our programs that target these concerns directly: our DBT program for severe emotional dysregulation, Trauma therapies for PTSD, CBT for major depression, or CBT/DBT for panic disorder or social anxiety. Once these concerns are directly addressed with other treatments, ER treatment may be an effective way to maintain treatment gains and prevent relapse.