CBT Therapist: A Case Study

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The CBT therapist conducts an extensive history-taking assessment, a diagnostic interview, evaluation of patients’ functioning and social relationships before starting the treatment. The first session, the CBT therapist will establish a strong therapeutic alliance, give psychoeducation of diagnosis, describe the cognitive model, evoke expectations for treatment, socialize patients to treatment and instill hope which is most important. Both patient and therapist produce the goal setting at this first session and work together toward these goals at every session (Beck, 2011). At each session, the patient will be provided a mood check and compared to the previous session while the therapist takes a quick look at the patient’s symptoms for
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