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    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps individuals uncover the interrelationships between situations, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and identify, enact, and reinforce more effective behaviors and ways of thinking. We cannot directly control our automatic thoughts and feelings but we can control how we respond to them, and by changing our responses we can reduce their frequency, intensity, and influence. The following evidence-based CBT therapies are used at PAC:

    • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • CBT for Anxiety Disorders, including Separation Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • The Comprehensive Behavioral (ComB) model for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), including Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling) and Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder
    • Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) for Tic Disorders, including Tourette’s.
    • CBT, including Behavioral Activation, for Major Depressive Disorder
    • Trauma-Focused CBT for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in children
    • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD in adults
    • Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) Treatment
    • Parent Management Training (PMT) for parents of children with challenging behaviors
    • CBTi for insomnia
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills

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