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Types of Cognitive Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy are both popular approaches used by a variety of mental health professionals to help individuals become more aware of their current circumstances and also how they react to these circumstances.

Adlerian Therapy
Adlerian Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy bears some important similarities to adlerian psychotherapy in that the therapy relationship is collaborative and the approach is goal-oriented.

Animal-Assisted Therapy
Animal-Assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy is when animals are used in goal directed treatment sessions. These goals can be physical, mental, emotional and/or social. A visitation program is when animals accompany their owners to a facility and visit with the patients or residents.

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Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the use of these techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior. As mentioned, behavior analysts began working with young children with autism and related disorders in the 1960s.

Art Therapy (see Arts Therapies)
Art Therapy (see Arts Therapies)

Cathy Malchiodi is an art therapist, visual artist, independent scholar, and author of 13 books on arts therapies, including The Art Therapy Sourcebook.

Attachment-Based Therapy
Attachment-Based Therapy

Attachment-based family therapy (ABFT) is a type of family therapy in which a mental health professional aims to help a parent and a child repair ruptures in their relationship and work to develop or rebuild an emotionally secure relationship.

Behavioural Activation
Behavioural Activation

Behavioral activation emerged from a component analysis of cognitive behavioral therapy. This analysis found that any cognitive component added little to the overall treatment of depression.

Bereavement Counselling (see our Pages on Bereavement)
Bereavement Counselling (see our Pages on Bereavement)

Uncomplicated Bereavement. Loss is a powerful stressor in life; even those going through uncomplicated bereavement are likely to experience many symptoms of anxiety and depression and to undergo physiological changes which reduce the body’s ability to fight off disease.

source: abct.org
Brain Stimulation Therapy
Brain Stimulation Therapy

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy works on many levels. First, it provides engaging and challenging brain activities for the individual. One of the key elements of dementia is apathy and the inability to self-motivate. This is a function of the disease. Thus it makes it difficult for individuals to do self-paced brain exercise or activities.

source: fitminds.ca
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

CAT is organised in the UK by the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT). ACAT is a member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and is a registered charity.

source: acat.me.uk
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety.

Couples Counselling (see Couples and Relationship Therapy)
Couples Counselling (see Couples and Relationship Therapy)

CBT for Couples. Cognitive Behavioral Marital therapy begins with education, from a scientific perspective, on the biological and psychological processes that underlie marital interactions

DBT
DBT

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help better treat borderline personality disorder.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help better treat borderline personality disorder.

Drama Therapy (see Arts Therapies)
Drama Therapy (see Arts Therapies)

While some practitioners define art, dance/movement, music, or drama therapies as play therapies, creative arts therapies and expressive therapies are not merely subsets of play therapy and have a long history in mental health with distinct approaches.

Exposure Therapy
Exposure Therapy

Exposure therapy is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy technique that is often used in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and phobias. Exposure therapy is a safe and proven technique when used by an experienced, licensed therapist who specializes in these kinds of conditions and treatments.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.

source: emdr.com
Family Therapy
Family Therapy

Family Counseling: Family Therapy and CBT. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for families is brief and solution-focused, and addresses a wide range of psychological problems (depression, anxiety, anger outbursts, acting out behavior, obesity, addictions, coping with physical illness, etc.).

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Group Therapy
Group Therapy

Cognitive behavioral group therapy (CBGT) is a type of group therapy used by psychotherapists to modify undesirable behavior in children and adults. Participants are taught how to replace their negative behaviors with positive ones through restructuring the way they think and to face their fears through controlled exposure. In addition to group activities, participants are given exercises or assignments to complete on their own outside of the group setting.

source: wisegeek.com
Interpersonal Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy

Along with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), IPT is recommended in treatment guidelines as a psychosocial treatment of choice, and IPT and CBT are the only psychosocial interventions in which psychiatry residents in the United States are mandated to be trained for professional practice.

Mentalization-Based Therapy
Mentalization-Based Therapy

Mentalization based therapy (MBT) is a specific type of psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapy designed to help people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Its focus is helping people to differentiate and separate out their own thoughts and feelings from those around them.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic therapy is one of three main types of therapy used to treat depression. The other two are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy (IPT). What distinguishes them is the nature of their focus.

source: webmd.com
Relationship Counselling
Relationship Counselling

Relationship counselling (which can also be referred to as couples counselling) is a form of therapy that looks to improve communication and resolve issues within an (intimate) relationship. In contrast to counselling for relationship issues, which can be undertaken solely through individual sessions, relationship counselling is a term applied to talk therapy for two people within a relationship.

Therapy Pets
Therapy Pets

Pet therapy is a guided interaction between a person and a trained animal. It also involves the animal’s handler. The purpose of pet therapy is to help someone recover from or cope with a health problem or mental disorder. Dogs and cats are most commonly used in pet therapy.