Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy which is used to help people change thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are causing them problems. CBT refers to many types of psychotherapeutic systems that deal with cognitions, interpretations, beliefs and responses. It is used to try to change problem-causing emotions and behaviors.
It can be used to treat mood disorders (like depression), personality disorders (like borderline personality disorder), posttraumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias and drug addiction. CBT can take place one-on-one between a therapist and a client, during group therapy, or online.
References[change | edit source]
- Blenkiron, Paul (2005). "Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)". The Royal College of Psychiatrists. http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformation/therapies/cognitivebehaviouraltherapy.aspx. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
- "A Guide to Understanding Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies" British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. Retrieved on 2007-1-11
Other websites[change | edit source]
- Cognitive Therapy Today
- An Introduction to Cognitive Therapy & CBT
- CBT Podcasts (The Jove Institute)
- The Royal College of Psychiatrists' cognitive therapy leaflet
- REBT Network