For effective services to my agency, I have selected the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment, model. In this model, at the beginning of therapy sessions, the client meets with the therapist to explain particular issues. At this stage, goals are set that should be accomplished at the end of therapy sessions. Problems described by the client and goals set becomes the foundation for planning session contents. The problems client described can be troublesome symptoms like being unsocial with friends, sleeping badly, difficulty focusing on work, trouble dealing with adolescents, being in an unhappy marriage, and unhappy at work. Usually, the therapist and client will jointly agree on key subjects to be worked on this week at the beginning of the session (Martin, 2019). Also, the two will set time for reviewing conclusions from earlier therapy sessions. In this model, the client is given homework assignments that are used to track the sessions’ progress. At the end of the session, the therapist and client get to plan another homework assignment to be done outside the therapy sessions. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy always pays close attention to the client’s connection with problems, thoughts, and behavior. In most cases, psychotherapists who employ this model customize and personalize therapy to the clients’ particular needs and character.
This type of approach is essential to a client due to various reasons. First and foremost, it helps in using therapeutic time efficiently as the sessions are planned well with major topics to be achieved outlined. This approach also ensures that critical information is not missed out due to the homework given. At the end of the session, both client and therapist consider a new assignment that logically follows from the session (Martin, 2019). The therapist structures sessions to start with; as sessions proceed, clients easily comprehend values they find beneficial. Thus, at the end of therapy sessions, patients feel encouraged to progress operating independently.
According to Riopel 2020, the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach is problem-focused and goal-oriented compared to other psychoanalytical predecessors. CBT focuses on the present situation during therapy sessions compared to models that dwell on a lengthy examination of clients’ developmental history. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is acknowledged for producing quick outcomes and is used by both psychologists and therapist in the treatment of particular mental disorders (The CBT Clinic,2020). CBT is also known to be effective in treating various problems such anger management, anxiety and panic attack, child and adolescents’ issues, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, sexual and relationship issues, sleep issues, phobias, eating problems, drug problems, among others unlike other models (Martin, 2019). CBT is highly engaging and holds the client accountable for the therapy outcome. Thus, while Cognitive Behavioral Therapy cannot work for patients with severe mental disorders, it is a great therapy model that helps the patient accept and comprehend that it is possible to change things through changing thoughts.