In contrast to many forms of psychotherapy, CBT is a solution-focused approach to treatment, oriented toward solving problems and learning skills. The goal of CBT is to help people get better and stay better, and its effectiveness has been demonstrated in thousands of clinical trials.
Developed by Dr. Aaron Beck Cognitive Therapy (CT), or Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), was developed in the 1960’s and has been extensively researched.
In CBT, the therapist and the client work together as a team to identify and solve problems. Therapists help clients overcome their difficulties by changing their thinking, behavior, and emotional responses. CBT has been found to be effective in more than 1,000 outcome studies for a myriad of mental disorders, including depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and substance abuse, among others, and for personality disorders.