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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Seen as one of the most empirical modalities, many mental health clinicians are treating from a CBT approach, but not always the "textbook" CBT that has been researched for many years. Clinicians at the CWC approach CBT primarily from the work of Aaron Beck (and now his daughter Judith Beck). In addition to establishing a trusting relationship, CBT identifies maladaptive coping skills, irrational thoughts, learned behaviors, and emotional responses to life events. CBT is directive, time limited, educational, and will often include exercises (i.e., homework) to complete before the next session. It is so much more than journaling; CBT can be a lot of work so we assess how ready a client is for this change and then adapt as needed.