Long term goal: (destination point, where is this client going to be at the end of treatment)
Client is on remission and back to prior level of functioning
Short term objectives: (the how you get to your destination, spell out the basics, s
Systematic desensitization.: is a behavior technique used to treat phobias, in which a client is asked to make a list of ordered fears and taught to relax while concentrating on those fears.
-used to treat phobic disorders.
-reduces fears and anxiety.
Rationale for CBTs
Therapists use the Cognitive Model to help clients overcome their difficulties by changing
their thinking, behavior, and emotional responses.
If we can change the thinking we can change the behavior
Dr. Aaron T. Beck,
Department of Human
An unreasonable conviction that
leads to emotional & behavioral
problems. Consists of thinking,
feeling, & acting in ways that are
self-defeating & that thwart our