Types of Treatment: Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation and Narrative Therapy (STAIR-NT)
What is STAIR-NT?
Skills Training in Affect and Interpersonal Regulation (Narrative Therapy) (STAIR-NT) was originally developed through research with women adult survivors of sexual abuse, and has been adapted for diverse populations with traumatic experiences (such as military veterans). The goal of this evidence-based treatment is to improve your ability to identify and manage difficult emotions and improve your relationships.
STAIR treatment begins with learning skills address your emotions and relationships. This skills-focused work also serves as the preparation and foundation for the second phase of treatment. The narrative portion of the program's focus is to address problematic trauma memories through repeated storytelling in therapy and listening to recording outside of sessions with the goal of allowing the person to reintegrate their memories into their life story with less fear and distress.