Motive Transition Therapy® is a highly effective approach to emotional healing and is the reason for Rock House Center’s superior and consistent client results. It is Rock House Center’s proprietary therapy, developed over 12 years of successful application of Biblical principles to address the root causes of emotional suffering, self-defeating behaviors, and troubled relationships. Motive Transition Therapy® is an evidenced-based therapy that has been validated by ongoing data analysis of every client who completes the program. Pre- and post- self-assessments are collected, analyzed, and added to the growing data base of results used to monitor consistency and effectiveness of outcomes. Rock House Center uses no other type of therapy.
Traditional psychotherapy, Christian counseling, and psychiatry typically seek to change emotions and modify behavior through medications and talk therapy. These approaches are more focused on controlling symptoms than resolving root causes. While change can be experienced through these methods, consistent positive change is usually not sustainable when medication or talk therapy is concluded.1,2 The focus of traditional behavioral health on symptom management is inherently different from the Motive Transition Therapy® approach of identifying and resolving root causes on a spiritual level. At Rock House Center, we believe that resolving root causes is the best pathway to the sustainable life change our clients seek.
While other forms of counseling and treatment are open-ended, potentially continuing over an protracted period, the RHC process is limited to 32 hours of counseling typically provided over 16 weeks. Clients may choose to meet weekly or every other week or twice weekly. It is uncommon for our clients to continue beyond 32 hours of counseling. Our therapy is not designed to 'journey through life' with clients helping them 'cope with their struggles' as may be the case with secular therapies. Motive Transition Therapy is designed to seek God's resolution to life challenges and launch clients on a new life trajectory, with minimal need for additional counseling.
At Rock House Center, we use our proprietary Motive Transition Therapy® counseling model to uncover the root causes of negative emotions and unwanted behaviors. As each cause is identified, we guide our clients through healing at the source of their struggle in the context of Biblical truth and prayer. This process is facilitated by a Biblical counselor and includes home study of our daily devotional materials and weekly video resources to advance personal heart change between counseling sessions. Staying engaged in the healing process between one-on-one sessions is another way we differ from tradition therapies. With Motive Transition Therapy® materials, there is a consistent daily focus on healing between each session that serves to accelerate and increase healing.
At Rock House Center, we do not label or diagnose our clients as we do not provide any form of traditional behavior health services. There is no mental health diagnosis in a client's file and no stigma of engaging a mental health practitioner. Motive Transition Therapy® does not incorporate or attempt to replicate mental health practices. RHC counselors are trained and certified in our proprietary Biblical counseling approach and use only that methodology.
Clients are provided three basic resources to address their needs:
Footnotes to articles
1. Mental Health Care often Ineffective, by Leonard Bickman, PhD., professor at Vanderbilt University Reprinted from an opinion article, in the Tennessean on February 11, 2013
2. Why Psychiatry Needs Therapy, by Edward Shorter, Ph.D. Harvard, F.R.S.C., professor of the history of medicine and psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto. Reprinted from an opinion article, in the Wall Street Journal on February 27, 2010