Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one of the most popular and well known forms of psychotherapy developed by Dr. Aaron Beck in the 1960’s. This highly effective cognitive approach focuses upon and trains the client to change unrealistic, distorted negative thought patterns into realistic, helpful, accurate thoughts.
This is a structured skill-based therapy where therapists begin to isolate and dissect the clients’ distorted thoughts one by one, about themselves and the world around them, creating and replacing them with realistic positive statements and beliefs. CBT is truly a key component of any psychotherapeutic treatment plan, and heeds positive cognitive changes when utilized.