Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Homework Assignments

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that has been empirically tested for the treatment of various mental health symptoms, including depression, anxiety, and anger.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an approach that focuses on the client’s current symptomatology, sets specific goals and devises a plan working with the client to meet these treatment goals. The client’s upbringing and history are addressed in therapy as it pertains to his current symptomatology.

One’s learning history may be quite important in determining the etiology behind how someone thinks currently. A key component to effective Cognitive Behavioral Therapy involves assigning the client assignments to be completed during the week before the next psychotherapy session. Meeting with a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist alone is not nearly as effective as meeting with a therapist in conjunction with practicing the skills learned in therapy throughout the week.