Magine asked in HealthMental Health · 1 decade ago

For what disorders is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy contra-indicated?

Any help would be appreciated!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    CBT works for many things. The only thing I can think of that would be contr-indicated would be when CBT does not work and there is a need for motivational interviewing because the client is not ready to change. Instead, they need to build some motivation for change. Another one would be if a person dwells on the CBT too much and it makes the condition worse, such as anxiety. In this case, I would do some work on acceptance by using ACT. Really, CBT usually is the best. If a person is in need of simply supportive therapy and becomes frustrated when a therapist teaches CBT, then listening and being there for the client would be the best option.


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