Our Treatment Structure

The Arizona Trauma Institute promotes the Empowerment and Resiliency Treatment Structure. This structure is for the treatment of trauma and accomplishes the following:

  • Improves Care
  • Improves outcomes
  • Improves clinical governance
  • Improves clinical competence/supervision
  • Reduce variability of services and treatment, and minimizes the impact of having inexperienced staff.
  • Inclusive of trauma Informed care and trauma sensitive treatment
  • Reduce costs, because treatment is consistent and has a process.
  • Builds cohesive work force
  • Builds familiar and predictable patterns for staff and clients
  • Minimizes the impact of clinical ignorance when dealing with a diverse work force (paraprofessionals to medical staff)
  • Improves treatment team communication
  • Enhances and supports formal legally recognized assessment tools (CAPS; CANS-T, MMPI; etc)
  • Increases client confidence in treatment, builds hope

Empowerment and Resiliency treatment structure is organized into four discrete stages.

  • Relationship building for therapeutic alliance
  • Psycho education and Self-regulation skills
  • Trauma resolution and mourning
  • Post-traumatic growth and Resiliency building