The NEATS 3 R Model of Therapeutic Intervention©

(adapted from Gilbert and Kerr 2016)

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NEATS Approach


  • NEATS deliver The NEATS 3 R Model of Therapeutic Intervention© consisting of 3 stages, reexperience (safety and stabilization, including psycho-education), reprocessing and resolve (healthy resolutions of how to handle life now)

  • NEATS will develop a tailored dyadic therapeutic intervention programme with the young person from the outset.  This approach will give the young person space to lower affect and start to positively resource and calm the internal system.  The dyadic approach initially facilitates a sense of safety and stabilisation from which the young person will be able to begin to process their trauma and develop healthier and more positive external and internal resources that they can access at times of threat/distress


  • NEATS will provide the young person with an integrated approach including Dyadic Attachment Therapy, Theraplay techniques, psycho drama, EMDR and CBT to facilitate relationship, address emotional regulation issues, identify and to address triggers


  • The NEATS model/approach is most effect when the family system is in a calm position. Where parent/carer(s) suffer high levels of secondary trauma, NEATS will provide therapy to firstly lower the affect of trauma and enable them to be emotionally and physically available to meet the young person's relational, emotional, cognitive and social needs. This will be completed alongside the young person's therapeutic process to help them internalize the therapeutic parenting and allow space for them to seek support to address any overwhelm


  • Monthly clinical supervision is completed by NEATS for all therapists, ensuring opportunity to reflect on cases, receive support from a skilled supervisor, focus on practice, professional development and continuous therapeutic improvement

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