All psychologists are trained in general therapy. This includes an education in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Family therapy, Gestalt therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Humanistic therapy, Client-Centered therapy, Existential therapy, and several other therapuetic processes. There are also sub-specialties within psychological practice. Psychologists frequently choose to specialize in a subfield that is focused on a specific subject within psychology. Pediatric psychology (work with children and adolescents) requires specialized training in addition to the normal doctoral program. Other areas of specialization may include trauma work, LGBT issues, brain injury, neurological conditions, addiction, health psychology, forensics, and geropsychology. Within these fields of specialization there are sub fields of focused experience. For example, a pediatric psychologist may specialize in working with children who are sexual offenders or a trauma psychologist may be credentialed in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).
Services for Adults include help with:
Anxiety or Fears
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma (using EMDR, Trauma Focused CBT, and Trauma Narrative Therapy)
Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian Issues
Gender Dysphoria (Transgender issues)
Loss or Grief
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Bipolar and Mood Disorders
Borderline Personality Disorder (using DBT treatment)
Testing and Evaluation
Impulse Control Disorders
Spirituality and existential issues
We provide a range of Family services including:
We provide a braod range of services for treating trauma. Services include:
Crisis debriefing for child and adult
EMDR therapy for trauma
Trauma focused - Cognitve Behavioral Therapy
Trauma Narrative Therapy
In our couples counseling we use a process of counseling the parties of a relationship in an effort to recognize and to better manage or reconcile troublesome differences and repeating patterns of distress.
Short term counseling may consist of 1 to 3 sessions sessions wheras long term couples therapy may consist of between 12 to 24 sessions. We also provide brief focused solution couples therapy.
Couples counseling tends to focus on learning new coping strategies for present problems, wheras, couples therapy focuses more on seemingly intractable negative patterns in a relationship history, where emotions are the target and agent of change.
Marital therapy can refer to either or some combination of both of the above.
Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy used to create unconscious change in the patient in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviors or feelings.. A feeling of deep relaxation and open mindedness is created that helps a person to become willing to incorparate a new way of seeing an issue. It is not at all what is shown in stage performances. Patients remain completely aware and in control of there actions.
Hypnotherapy is useful for smoking cessation, pain management, trauma work, and relaxation therapy and work on underlying general conflicts. Both doctors have had specialized training in hypnotherapy.
PEDIATRIC (CHILD AND ADOLESCENT) SERVICES
Both Dr Jeffrey Boscoe-Huffman and Dr Scott Boscoe-Huffman have specializations in Child and Adolescent Psychology.
Dr Jeff has worked extensively in the areas of psycho-social sexual evaluation, victim psychotherapy and perpetrator rehabilitation. He is expert at working with children and adolescents who have been sexually abused or are abuse reactive.
Dr Scott has worked in child anger management, social skill enhancement, and childhood anxiety and mood management. His training at Children's Hospital included focus in anxiety and Asperger's Syndrome.
Children and Adolescent Services
Other areas of assistance for pediatric care include:
Bullying (both perpetrator and victim assistance)
Bipolar and Mood Disorders
Testing and Assessment
Both doctors Jeff and Scott have extensive expertise and experience working with gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered clients (GLBT). Please feel free to call today for individual or family sessions.
GLBT Research Publications:
Hoffman, L., Knight, S., Arms, M., Boscoe-Huffman, S., & Peterson, B. (2007, September). Gay in Colorado: Religious and Sexual Identity Development in LGB Individuals.
Hoffman, L., Knight, S., Boscoe-Huffman, S. & Stewart, S. (2007,). Diversity Issues and the God Image. In G. Moriarty & L. Hoffman (Eds.), The God Image Handbook for Spiritual Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice. Binghampton, NY: Haworth Press. Also to appear as a journal article in the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 9 (3/4).
Hoffman, L., Knight, S., Boscoe-Huffman, S. & Stewart, S. (2006, August). Religious Experience, Gender, and Sexual Orientation. Presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Hoffman, L., Knight, S., Hoffman, L., Boscoe-Huffman, S. Galaska, D., Arms, M., Peterson, B., Mahloch, T., & Calvert, C. (2007, August). Examining the Interplay of Religious, Spiritual, and Homosexual Psychological Health: A Preliminary Investigation. Paper Presented as a Poster at the American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA.
Research Member, GLBT Religious Research Group, Colorado School of Professional Psychology, Colorado Springs, CO
Co-Author, Developing an Affirmative Approach to LGB Therapy, work in progress for submission to the Journal of Homosexuality
Co-Author, LGB issues, Religious Experience, & Developmental Issues
Co-Developer, Religious Experience of Homosexuals Scale
Developer, Religious Impact on Same-Sex Relationship Scale
Poster Presentation at the Society for the Advancement of Multiculturalism and Diversity of the Colorado Psychological Association. Denver, CO.