Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy emphasizes the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This theory proposes that many of our current negative experiences are based on negative thought and behavior patterns. Clients are encouraged to become aware of cognitive distortions and to evaluate how valid these thought patterns are. Clients are also encouraged to create healthier behavior patterns. CBT emphasizes raising awareness of and changing thought and behavior patterns that are negative and irrational.

For more information: http://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/patients-and-families/cognitive-behavioral.aspx