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Cognitive behavioural therapy 

Cognitive behavioural therapy
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Cognitive behavioural therapy
Author(s):

Sandra J. Waters

, and Francis J. Keefe

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199212613.003.0009
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date: 20 April 2021

Adopt a biopsychosocial perspective in which each component needs to be evaluated before developing a treatment plan.

Centre recommendations on meaningful and age-appropriate goals, identified and agreed with the patient.

Assess the possible influence of cognitive, auditory, visual, and physical impairments.

Consider not only the content but also the method of information transmission.

Be prepared to allow extra time/sessions to ensure comprehension, retention of information, and skills acquisition.

Supplement discussion with the provision of reminders and encouragement in whatever form seems most appropriate for the patient.

Continually emphasize the patient's ownership of the change process as a way of increasing the likelihood of maintaining and further developing treatment gains after the conclusion of treatment.

If possible involve a family member or care-giver in the treatment plan.

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