This page contains a training for teenagers about cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is an evidence-based treatment shown to be effective in treating anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. CBT uses different “tools” to help people change their thinking and behavior.
The main tool of CBT is learning how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected. If you can identify the connections between these three things, then you can learn how to make changes that help you feel better.
The purpose of this training is to introduce you to the concept of CBT and some basic tools that might help you manage anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a goal-focused approach to therapy. Instead of delving into the past, CBT focuses on current behaviors and finding ways to change those behaviors. The therapist and patient work towards measurable goals and the sessions are structured. The focus is on problem-solving. Because of this, CBT is a good option for teens who are struggling with depression, anxiety or other disorders that can impact their ability to function. CBT can be used on its own or in conjunction with medication.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts affect our feelings and behaviors. It’s believed that changing unhealthy thoughts changes unhealthy actions, which improves mood and functioning. In other words, you think about something; you feel something; you do something. When someone has depression or anxiety, these thoughts often feed into each other in a negative cycle: You think poorly of yourself which makes you feel bad about yourself which makes you act in ways that reinforce your poor self-image. For example, if you think your teacher hates you (negative thought), then it will make you feel sad (negative feeling).
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that aims to reduce symptoms of depression by changing the way you think and act. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of therapy that aims to reduce symptoms of depression by changing the way you think and act. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of therapy that aims to reduce symptoms of depression by changing the way you think and feel about yourself.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel. It is used to help treat a wide range of issues in a person’s life, from sleeping difficulties or relationship problems, to drug and alcohol abuse or anxiety and depression. CBT works by changing people’s attitudes and their behavior by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that are held (a person’s cognitive processes) and how these processes relate to the way a person behaves, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a treatment approach designed to help you change your thoughts and behaviors in order to cope better with life, reduce anxiety, and feel less depressed.
CBT is typically done one-on-one with a therapist who will help you learn healthy ways to deal with stress and life’s challenges. The therapist may also assign tasks between sessions and ask you to practice them on your own. CBT typically lasts 6-10 weeks but may be longer depending on your individual needs.