Monday, 27 August 2012

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for ADHD

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) at ADDvance Treatment Centres -- A specialized ADHD Treatment Centre in Toronto.

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that is used to identify and understand problems in terms of the relationship between a person’s thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and behaviours.

What happens in CBT?

The aim is for the client to develop skills and strategies that can help to manage their difficulties, and to generate solutions to problems that are more helpful than their current way of coping. Learning these skills and strategies can continue to be used throughout the client’s life. This applies whether the client is an adult or child.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques include learning to think differently, by examining thoughts and how they affect behaviour.
Specific techniques are reviewed and taught, to allow clients to develop and integrate skills the required to maintain an environment that allows them to function at their best. This includes:
  • Improving communication skills
  • Skills training in organization and planning
  • Setting goal-oriented priorities
  • Problem solving, and learning how to persevere in stressful situations
  • Managing distractibility
  • Managing anger and frustration
  • Overcoming procrastination

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