COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a combination of cognitive therapy and behavioural therapy. Behavioural therapies focus on the examination of a personÃ‚Â´s problems and strengths that manifest themselves in their behaviour. Their objective is to help the client learn skills that will help them live a dignified, satisfying and less stressful life. Cognitive therapies, on the other hand, focus on examining a personÃ‚Â´s situation, primarily through their thought patterns. By creating new, more effective and beneficial thought patterns, many of the problems we encounter can be solved.
Consequently, CBT involves multiple different forms of psychotherapy. These different psychotherapies, however, actually have a number of common denominators. They are active, goal-oriented, structured and primarily concerned with the present. This type of psychotherapy can be provided either on a fixed-term basis (i.e. a certain number of sessions per month) or over a longer period of several years.
The treatment also includes homework assignments, which supplement and enhance the therapy. CBT has been proven to be an effective form of treatment for numerous psychiatric disorders and psychological problems. You can find additional information on cognitive behavioural therapy here