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What should I ask the psychologist to know if she is a specialist in cognitive behavioral therapy or no? Thanks

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Dr. Donald Gieck
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Theory and training

Ask about the theoretical background by which they practice - most will be able to offer specifics on this.
Let them know that you are specifically looking for cognitive behavioral therapy. Also recommend asking about specific training and experience with empirically supported treatments (ie, treatments shown to be effective in clinical studies) in cognitive behavioral theory.

In brief: Theory and training

Ask about the theoretical background by which they practice - most will be able to offer specifics on this.
Let them know that you are specifically looking for cognitive behavioral therapy. Also recommend asking about specific training and experience with empirically supported treatments (ie, treatments shown to be effective in clinical studies) in cognitive behavioral theory.
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Dr. Donald Gieck
Feel free to look up more information about empirically supported treatments at: http://www.div12.org/psychological-treatments/treatments/
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Simply ask the

psychologist the question directly, just as you asked it here.
"Feeling Good"is a book by David Burns that may help you get started. Peace and good health.

In brief: Simply ask the

psychologist the question directly, just as you asked it here.
"Feeling Good"is a book by David Burns that may help you get started. Peace and good health.
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It is important 2ask

psychologists about their areas of expertise.
The more U know about them the better U can assess whether they R a good match 4 the issues U R struggling with. If U know that cognitive behavioral therapy has been a good approach for treating phobias, ask what the therapist's experience working with CBT and phobias has been like. Look at their website or profile on sites like HealthTap and ask away!

In brief: It is important 2ask

psychologists about their areas of expertise.
The more U know about them the better U can assess whether they R a good match 4 the issues U R struggling with. If U know that cognitive behavioral therapy has been a good approach for treating phobias, ask what the therapist's experience working with CBT and phobias has been like. Look at their website or profile on sites like HealthTap and ask away!
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