Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Guides and Self-Help for Children and Adults
Please see below for our handouts and then additional information about cognitive behavioral therapy.
CBT Handout for Children
CBT Handout for Adults
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also known as CBT is a brief process that focuses on tackling the problems and stressors that contribute to emotional and behavioral problems. This therapy focuses on identifying and reframing an individual’s illogical thought and behavior patterns that contribute to daily distress. CBT has posed highly significant success for individuals with a variety of emotional and psychological issues, such as: anxiety, depression, panic disorder, and addictive tendencies.
The main principles of CBT:
What do the sessions consist of?
Different techniques that might be used in the session:
Cognitive behavioral therapy has highly acclaimed success rates for individuals facing irrational thought patterns in their everyday thinking. In the duration of each session, the mental health professional will consider a plan for the client that will be emphasized. The client and the mental health professional will actively collaborate, identifying the issue and developing a plan of action to combat the emotional or behavioral issues. The mental health professional might provide the individual with work to focus on in the time in between their sessions. By the end of the short-term therapy, the individual will essentially be their own therapist, using the problem-focused coping skills on their own after the therapy ends.
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