Whether used with individuals or families, the goal of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is to modify client behavior. Although CBT for families is similar to CBT for individuals, there are significant differences in their applications. As you develop treatment plans, it is important that you recognize these differences and how they may impact your therapeutic approach with families.
Explain how the use of CBT in families compares to CBT in individual settings. Provide specific examples from your own practicum experiences.
Then, explain challenges counselors might encounter when using CBT in the family setting. Support your position with specific examples
American Nurses Association. (2014). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
· Standard 5F “Milieu Therapy” (pages 60-61)
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Nichols, M., & Davis, S. D. (2020). The essentials of family therapy (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
Chapter 9, “Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy” (pp. 132-149)
Chapter 12, “Solution-Focused Therapy” (pp. 175-188)
Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice. New York, NY: Springer.
“Genograms” pp. 137-142