What is cognitive behavioral therapy?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of treatment that assists individuals to learn how to recognize and change unhelpful patterns of thinking and behavior, and to manage their negative emotions. CBT is an evidenced based treatment, which has been supported by decades of scientific research. Patients are taught specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying patterns of thinking that are unhelpful, modifying beliefs, relating to others in new and improved ways and changing behaviors.
What is evidenced based practice?
Evidence Based Practices (EBP) are treatment interventions that are based on scientific evidence and research. Many EBPs have been studied in numerous large-scale clinical trials comparing EBPs to other psychological interventions. Numerous studies suggest that EBPs can significantly reduce psychological symptoms for many years after psychological treatment ends while similar evidence for other types of therapy is not available.EBP therapies are listed as the ‘preferred’ and ‘Best Practice’ interventions for psychological treatment by the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association.