Our trauma-responsive approach consists of using Intersectional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Approach (I-CBT). Developed by Lena Queen, LCSW, M.E.d, I-CBT is a 4-module integrative trauma-responsive healing model that is informed by a person's lived experience honoring the relationship between one's identity and systems of power and oppression. One's identity could include but is not limited to race, ethnicity/culture, gender, class, ability, spirituality and power.
Modules can be used concurrently or as a stand-alone process.
I-CBT includes the emotional coaching technique, SHIFT, which is comprised of 4 mindfulness strategies when used intentionally has tremendous impact on helping one navigate and support themselves when experiencing emotional discomfort. Similarly with the I-CBT framework, each strategy can also be used concurrently or as a stand-alone intervention depending on the intensity of the discomfort experienced. SHIFT has been shown to be effective for tweens, teens and adults.
For pre-school and elementary age children, I-CBT also includes the emotional coaching intervention Feel-Think-Do, which has been to be useful to younger humans in maintaining their emotional safety.
I-CBT focuses on the embodiment of one's lived experience by addressing the question-Who Am I? We process this embodiment as it informs a person’s relationship to Self and others and is the undercurrent of their decision-making and health of those relationships.
Informed by Sandra Bloom's Sanctuary Model, I-CBT can be used in a variety of professional and community settings including professional settings , life coaching settings, outpatient, inpatient, residential, community-based, community centers, and schools.
I-CBT training is only available from and with Lena Queen, LCSW. M.Ed.