Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - DRHC Dubai Psychiatry Clinic

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a widely used and effective treatment approach for various mental health conditions. It is based on the premise that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, and that changing unhelpful or negative thoughts can lead to changes in how we feel and behave. CBT is typically short-term and focused on specific goals, making it a practical and efficient therapy for many people. Here's an overview of CBT:

Principles of CBT

  • Cognitive Restructuring: Identifying and challenging negative or distorted thoughts and replacing them with more balanced and realistic thoughts.
  • Behavioral Activation: Encouraging individuals to engage in activities that bring them pleasure or a sense of accomplishment, even when they don't feel like it.
  • Exposure Therapy: Gradually exposing individuals to feared or avoided situations to reduce anxiety or phobias.
  • Skill Building: Teaching coping skills, problem-solving strategies, and relaxation techniques to manage stress and improve mood.

Uses of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy:

  1. Reduce the symptoms of a psychiatric disorder or psychological distress as an independent treatment or in combination with medication.
  2. Modify underlying cognitions and beliefs that lead to the development and maintenance of psychiatric disorders.
  3. Address psychosocial problems (e.g., marital discord, job stress, caregiver burnout) that may have preceded, coincided with, or been caused by the disorder.
  4. Reduce the likelihood of relapse or recurrence of a disorder after symptoms have resolved.
  5. Increase adherence to recommended medical treatment (e.g., medication, weight loss, diabetes management); or moderate the impact of a medical condition on the level of functioning (e.g., chronic pain, cancer).

Applications of CBT

Structure of CBT

  • Assessment: The therapist and client work together to identify specific problems and goals for therapy.
  • Cognitive Restructuring: The therapist helps the client identify and challenge negative thought patterns.
  • Behavioral Experiments: The client tests out new ways of thinking and behaving to see how they affect their mood and behavior.
  • Homework: Clients are often given homework assignments to practice skills learned in therapy and apply them to real-life situations.
  • Review and Feedback: Therapy sessions include reviewing progress, discussing challenges, and providing feedback and support.

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Both patients and therapists are active participants, jointly solving presenting problems, evaluating patients’ cognitions in specific situations, and working toward the goals to facilitate remission and prevent or reduce relapse. As a result, patients’ symptoms are reduced, and their mood and day-to-day functioning improve.


If you are experiencing any signs and symptoms of a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, please don't hesitate to contact our best psychiatrist in Dubai at the Dr Rami Hamed Center, Call +97142798200 to Schedule Your Appointment Today. We have the best psychiatry doctor, and our psychiatry clinic is situated in Dubai Healthcare City.


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