Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?

“Winning is a habit.  Unfortunately, so is losing.” Vince Lombardi
There are many ways of addressing mental health issues. In graduate school we learn about Sigmund Fraud, Carl Rogers, Alfred Adler, Carl Yung, just to name a few. Each of these psychologists created a psychological theory of why people act the way they do and using their theory explain how to affect change. For example, I could approach depressive issues from any of these perspectives and then begin treatment. I personally utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Theory. Why? Because CBT makes sense to me and is very effective. Let me assure you that other theories are also effective, so if your therapist does not utilize CBT-don’t worry. Research has supported the efficacy of all these approaches to mental health issues.