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5 Common Myths about Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Whether you’ve been to therapy or not, you’ve probably heard about cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It’s a popular type of therapy that many, many therapists use to help their clients treat everything from severe anxiety to debilitating depression. But even though CBT is widespread, it’s still highly misunderstood—even by the professionals who practice it. Numerous myths still abound. Below, two psychologists who specialize in CBT share the facts behind the most common misconceptions. Myth: CBT is a rigid, one-size-fits-all approach where a clinician applies a specific technique to a specific problem. Even though CBT features structured protocols for different disorders, it is not an inflexible treatment that ignores clients’ individuality. In fact, CBT requires that clinicians have a detailed and deep understanding of every client and their individual needs. Because, of course, every person is different. Every person has a different history, different circumstances, different qualities and traits, and different factors that maintain their symptoms. CBT allows for nuance. According to psychologist Kevin Chapman, Ph.D, “CBT is a collaborative, time-limited, ‘real-world’ approach that requires an understanding of the empirical literature and significant creativity.” Each week Chapman, an expert in anxiety-related disorders, finds himself on bridges and interstates and inside caves. He finds himself watching vomit v...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment Anxiety Anxiety Disorders Cbt CBT myths CBT psychologist Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Depression distorted thoughts Mood Disorders Negative Thoughts Source Type: news

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