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Visions - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

PDF | Vol. 6, No. 1 (2009)

Cognitive-behavioural therapy, or CBT, is a type of talk therapy that helps you understand the relationship between your thoughts, behaviours and feelings. It’s the leading type of therapy for many mental health and substance use issues, including depression, anxiety, psychosis and problem substance use. This issue of Visions explores the history of CBT, current CBT practices and different approaches to treatment for different groups of people. You’ll learn how CBT works and you’ll see how CBT has helped people with different mental health problems.  As you read this issue, you may notice a distinct theme in many articles: despite the successes of CBT, it can be very hard to access this treatment in BC. We hope that this issue of Visions brings the problem of access to light and encourages you to learn more about this effective therapy.