Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
This is a specific approach to practicing therapy, which has become very popular for its effectiveness. The majority of therapist with utilizes CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) as the base approach of their therapeutic practice, and incorporates other therapeutic approaches as needed by the specific client. There are other therapists who only practice CBT.
BEHAVIOR IMPACTS ON OTHERS AROUND
In CBT clients, with the guidance of their trained therapist, view their current circumstance, the issues, which they are facing, their reactions, and reasons for their thoughts, feelings and reactions (cognitive). The client, along with the therapist will then explore the client’s current behavior, behaviors of other’s as well as the possible motives of the other person, which may be different from what the client initially perceives. ‘ Could this person have been thinking something else?, could they have meant something else?’ This simply reframing of thought, by asking another question, adding the possibility of another meaning may very well alter an intention, which in turn alters the experience of the situation which will change the reaction of the client (behavior). Simply put, in CBT, the client learns how they think, how they react to their thinking (behavior), and how that impacts on others around them.
ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES
At Maabar we offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for clients to learn of other possibilities, to determine if there is a distorted process of their thinking, or their perception of situations, to seek other possibilities of meaning, or to view how their actions have influenced the situation, or to look ahead and evaluate how their actions will impact on others or the situation, before they do them.
CBT is solution focused. This approach does not get into past reasons why the distorted thinking developed, or the circumstances, which have contributed, to it. It’s very specific in finding the solutions to changing the way a person perceives, thinks, reacts and behaves. The evaluation of the success of CBT is the outcome of the changed behavior.