Cognitive Behavioral Interventions/Approach

Cognitive Behavioral Interventions/Approach

PEP Topic 
Depression
Description 

Cognitive behavioral (CB) interventions are designed to reflect concepts of CB therapy (CBT), which examines the association among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. CB interventions do not involve full CBT psychotherapy but, rather, assist patients to identify negative or unhelpful thoughts and beliefs and change them. 

CB intervention approaches also help individuals to identify helpful and unhelpful behaviors, establish goals, and develop skills to solve problems and implement new behaviors to facilitate effective coping. Structured programs based on CB approaches may include activities such as education or relaxation training, be provided in individual or group settings, or be delivered in person, telephonically, or by other methods. 

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