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Bad Name, Effective Treatment: What is The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders?
What is It?: The United Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP) is a specific psychological treatment that has been proven effective in controlled research at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. It’s designed to give you concrete skills over a three month period that you can use to help manage strong emotions in everyday life.
Who Is It For? It can help teens and adults who are struggling to manage intense emotions, no matter what the diagnosis. It’s been shown to help people struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, dysregulated anger, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and/or post-traumatic stress disorder. What all these disorders have in common is excessive or inappropriate emotional responding accompanied by a sense that one’s emotions are getting out of control.
How Does it Work? The goal of UP is to help people understand and manage their emotions in ways that help them reach their long-term goals. It’s an active, present-focused therapy where you learn:
-How to break down emotional experiences to understand them more clearly
-How to be more flexible in the way you think about situations that present intense emotions
-How to experience and deal with uncomfortable physical sensations
-How to try new, improved behaviors when experiencing strong emotions.
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To to see if UP seems right for you, call Dayna Stein, MST, MSW, LCSW at 908-907-3636 or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for a free 15 minute consultation.