Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/CBT is the most well studied and evidence-supported psychological treatment. The “cognitive” in CBT refers to our thinking and thoughts. The behavioral is whatever we are doing based on our thoughts. The Anxiety & OCD Treatment Center of Central Pennsylvania uses CBT and many other CBT-based treatments to help you change old beliefs, dysfunctions in thinking, and improve behaviors. Some of the other treatments that fall under the CBT umbrella that we can use to help you improve your life and learn new skills are: Inference-Based CBT (I-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I). Many clients like the fact that CBT provides specific target goals and that you are given homework and tools to use outside of sessions.
Inference-Based Therapy (IBT) is an inference-based approach that emphasizes the role of reasoning in the development and maintenance of OCD symptoms. The treatment is based on the idea that obsessions are doubts that arise due to reasoning errors; IBT aims to bring resolution to these obsessional doubts.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of Cognitive Therapy used to provide skills to help clients improve areas of emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a specific type of cognitive behavioral therapy that helps individuals learn how to modify and challenge unhelpful beliefs/stuck points related to trauma. This treatment is delivered over 12-20 sessions.
CBT for Insomnia
CBT-I is a multi-component approach that uses non-medication based psychoeducation, behavioral change, and cognitive interventions to treat insomnia over 8 sessions.