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CBT FOR TRAUMA AND ADDICTION

CBT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, is one of the most widely practiced therapies in the world today. CBT was developed by Dr. Aaron T. Beck. CBT is an evidence-based modality that results in long-lasting change. Dr. Beck found that behavior is determined by “automatic thoughts” or cognitions. CBT is based on the idea that how we think (cognitions), how we feel (emotion), and how we act (behaviors) all interact together. That our automatic thoughts dictate our feelings and our behaviors, and that behaviors reinforce thoughts.

For recovery to take place clients learn to identify their automatic thoughts which fall into three categories: thoughts about themselves, the world, and/or their future. By assisting clients to identify and evaluate their automatic thoughts they will begin to think more realistically, allowing change in behavior.

Clients meet twice a week for individual therapy and once a week, during group, with their Life Coach for resourcing that teaches new coping strategies, and to work on a relapse prevention success plan and discharge.

Clinicians will assist in family preparation prior to discharge. Family sessions are available during the week of discharge.