What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)?
What does CBT really do?
Cognitive-behavioural therapy emphasizes thinking about how we feel about what we do. In short, our thoughts play a key role in influencing what we feel and do. CBT is considered to be a shorter term, and therefore more cost-effective therapy that has been well supported in the research. CBT views the therapist in a collaborative role assisting the client to think differently. It helps clients to unlearn their distressing negative reactions and educates clients to healthier thought processes and actions. It incorporates homework to further facilitate the rate of change. CBT is solution focused and directive in nature, actively working toward the client’s goals.