What about Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy

What about Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy

Article by Dewey Larsen

What about Cognitive Behavioral Family TherapyCognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapeutic approach that aims to influence flawed feelings, bahaviors and thoughts through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure. Through a systematic, purpose-driven approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) aims to change dysfunctional feelings, bahaviors and thoughts.CBT treatments have received scientific support for efficient treatment of a variety of clinical and non-clinical problems, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, addictions, and psychotic disorders.Some CBT therapies are more oriented towards predominately cognitive interventions while some are more behaviorally oriented. In thought based oriented therapies, the purpose is usually to identify and monitor cognitions, expectations, beliefs and behaviors that are related and accompanied to debilitating feelings and to identify those which are dysfunctional or simply unhelpful. This is done in an effort to replace them with more realistic ones.Behavioral Therapy Efficacy Case StudyIn a recent study, supportive and cognitive behaviour therapy was tested for effectiveness using 72 teenagers suffering from depression. This study compared 2 variables: length of the therapy and type of therapy. (Cognitive Behavioral vs Supportive) Supportive therapy is differs from cognitive therapy by giving support and helping the patient through their problems. Here’s what the study found:Approximately one-third of the teenagers who got family therapy or supportive therapy didn’t have depression any more.But Approximately 2 out of 3 of the teenagers who got cognitive behaviour therapy no longer suffered from depression.Useful Psychiatric VocabularyEvery job has its own unique set of specialized terminaolgy. Below are a couple psychiatric terms people commonly ask about::IEP-Individualized Education Plan- a plan devised to meet the specific and unique educational needs of one child.ODD- Oppositional Defiant Disorder: defiant and negative behaviors such as being persistently stubborn, unwilling to compromise, deliberately tests limits, argumentative, verbal aggression, lasting about six months, without serious violation of the basic rights of others.Drs. Smith and Deitz, qualified psychiatrists in Manhattan, Westchester County, and Fairfield County, provide comprehensive assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders, including psychopharmacological consultation, family therapy and family therapy related services.|In his Manhattan psychiatric practice, Dr. Deitz sees a full range of patients, and uses both pharmaceuticalsand cognitive behavioral family therapy to optimize treatment effectiveness.For further inquiry:Fairfield County Psychiatry and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manhattan

Dewey Larsen writes regularly about health related topics. I hope you enjoy this article.

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