Some Helpful CBT Techniques for Specific Disorders
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 15, Number 4, April 2017
Clifford Lazarus, PhD
Clinical director, The Lazarus Institute, Skillman, NJ
Dr. Lazarus has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity
The latest official statement on psychotherapies from the American Psychological Association more or less states that all techniques are equally effective, and it’s likely that the skills of individual therapists are as important as the specific technique they choose. This is all well and good, but meanwhile, in the real world, we need to make decisions about how to treat specific patients. If we wait for the definitive answers from research, we will be waiting for a very long time. This article details certain well-known techniques drawn from the broad umbrella of cognitive behavior therapy.