Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

CBT is a type of psychological treatment that has been shown to be useful for a variety of problems, such as depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, marital issues, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. CBT appears to increase functioning and quality of life in several trials. Several studies have been conducted.

It’s worth noting that CBT has progressed as a result of both research and therapeutic experience. Indeed, CBT is a technique for which there is a great deal of scientific proof that the procedures created genuinely work. CBT varies from many other types of psychological treatment in this way.
CBT is founded on several fundamental ideas, including:

  1. Part of the cause of psychological issues is faulty or unhelpful thinking.
  2. Part of the cause of psychological issues is taught patterns of unhelpful behavior.
  3. People who are dealing with psychological issues can improve their coping skills, alleviating their symptoms and allowing them to be more effective in their daily lives.

CBT focuses on assisting individuals in becoming their own therapists. Patients/clients are assisted in developing coping skills through exercises in the session as well as “homework” assignments outside of sessions, allowing them to learn to change their own thinking, troublesome emotions, and behavior.
CBT therapists focus on what is happening in the person’s current life rather than what has happened in the past.

American Psychological Association