The START team offers state of the art, best practice approaches for diagnostic evaluation and treatment guided by Trauma Systems Therapy (TST). The TST model was developed by Glenn Saxe, M.D., Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Director of the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, and is an approach for guiding assessment and treatment planning for traumatized youth. TST will be used in conjunction with other approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including CBT for trauma and anxiety symptoms), parent supports and training (including Parent Child Interaction Therapy or PCIT), and psychopharmacological interventions as appropriate. The team, including psychologists and psychiatrists, is qualified to assess and treat the full spectrum of childhood difficulties, in addition to trauma. In addition to comprehensive assessment the START team provides individual and family therapy tailored to the needs of children and families coping with traumatic stress. The team will collaborate to create a unique program geared to treat each family's individual and unique needs giving every child the opportunity for a new START.
Please call 646-754-5000 and ask for an appointment with one of our clinical trauma specialists.