Essay on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( Cbt )

925 Words Nov 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Since the 1960s cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) has been used to treated multiple disorders, such as, depression and OCD. By using socratic-questioning, questions meant to probe and cause critical thinking, and guided discovery therapists attempt to help their patients make insights into their thought processes. There are not only many different strategies that can be employed to treat different disorders but, CBT is fairly successful with many different disorders.

Cognitive-behavioural therapy is a blend of both behaviour therapy and cognitive therapy. Cognitive-behavioural therapy is a rather hands on approach to problem solving. It uses well structured, goal focused approaches to teach people how to understand the meanings behind events that they go through and how those events affect how they react emotionally. Developed by Dr. Beck, CBT is based on the cognitive theory of depression which says that, how you react emotionally to a situation is based on your thoughts on that situation. Dr. Beck, essentially, took an approach that made CBT a treatment that focuses on people 's current ways of thinking and behaving.

There are various ways that CBT can be incorporated into someone 's life in a fairly easy way due to it being a time-limited treatment. Although the common amount of sessions is 16-20, disorders, such as hoarding, require 26 sessions over the course of a year. One example is activity scheduling which is commonly used for depression. In activity…

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