The working method is structured and has it´s focus on finding solutions to problems here and now and not in the past. The therapeutic forms used in the treatment can be both verbal and insight promoting as behavioral. By mapping the thoughts, feelings and behaviors in key situations, the dysfunctional thoughts and behavior are reviewed and alternative approaches are formulated. Homework is a part of the treatment and is a way of “testing” hypotheses from the therapy-room, in real life.
Therapy sessions have solid forms. Initially, the patient gets information about the form and content of cognitive psychotherapy. After that you and your therapist discuss your problem. You and your therapist goes through the arrangement of the treatment, how often you should meet and for how long. The therapy is often a short-term therapy; the length ranges from 10-20 times, but can also be longer if necessary. Each session is 45 minutes.
Together with your psychotherapist you formulate short-and long-term goals for reading. The emphasis in the treatment lies in the interaction between you and your environment, your problems and experiences. The therapist helps you identify factors that trigger the reaction / disturbance. Through awareness, knowledge and training, you can change the dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors and find other alternative ways to deal with the problem.