FITS-IA® APPROACH and TREATMENT
The dTEC® team uses a strengths based approach in individual therapy. We value the importance of building and establishing a trusting relationship with our clients and realize this connection is vital when it comes to taking the courageous step to face our personal challenges, commence a Digital Media Abstinence Plan, change behaviors, and prioritize self-care.
After “resting” the brain and body from digital media, and completing a period of abstinence and behavioral change, the Digital Media and Technology Reintegration Plan© is introduced to reintegrate necessary digital media utilizing a harm reduction approach and practice learned skills and behaviors for supporting ongoing recovery from DMO.
Developing a Family Agreement© is a key step towards intervening in and stabilizing DMO issues and family conflict. We support families to develop an agreement around technology use and abuse that is strength based and developed to reduce distress in the family and develop effective communication skills. With clear expectations, boundaries, and consequences regarding digital media use, change occurs. The Family Agreement© is evaluated and updated as goals are met and expectations change and Parent Coaching between sessions, supports stability and the change that is desired
Men’s Wellness and Recovery Group
Social Activity Groups
dTEC® offers a 60-90 minute consultation session to parents who do not live in the state of Colorado. The consultation will provide parents with psychoeducation on the impact of digital media overuse (DMO), introduction to the Family Agreement© resource, and tools for effective communication in order to support family members to engage in the healthy use of technology and digital media.