CBT Principles our therapist uses

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by gcvmom, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Thought I'd share a link to a summary I found that was written by the pioneer of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Our therapist is using these techniques to help difficult child 1 change some of his behaviors -- he gave me a chart called "Meichenbaum's Cognitive Clock" to reference at home when I'm dealing with difficult child 1. You can read about how this "clock" metaphor works if you look at page 6, #3 in the document at the link site. While this outline is written for psychiatric professionals, I'm finding it informative in helping me understand the CBT processes used. Who knows, maybe I can incorporate some of this directly into my own life. :)