Basics of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Basics of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Understanding the Benefits of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT addresses the emotional and mental health needs of people overcoming addiction developed after a trauma. Many people struggle to process traumatic events and it is not uncommon for them to turn to drugs or alcohol as a way of coping with the way they feel. Patients with certain mental health conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and addiction can benefit enormously from trauma-focused CBT.


The Benefits of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

People experience all types of traumas from sexual, physical or emotional abuse through to exposure to violence in the home or while on military service. Many people experiencing the effects of trauma display other behavioral symptoms of there being a problem such as substance abuse, suicidal thoughts or panic attacks. These symptoms manifest as behavioral patterns which trauma-based CBT can address.


Trauma-focused CBT usually has a short program lasting from 8 to 25 sessions either at an outpatient center or inpatient facility such as CASA Recovery in Southern California. Therapy sessions are used to modify negative responses to triggers to enable the individual to navigate recovery more successfully. The family is often encouraged to participate in therapy sessions as their support is vital in the recovery outcome of their loved one.


In the early aftermath of a trauma, an individual can experience a range of emotions from guilt and anger through to powerlessness and even mental illnesses like depression and anxiety. By combining the techniques of trauma-focused CBT with other types of therapeutic intervention, it is possible to effectively address and improve the emotional and mental health of the patient.


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At CASA Recovery, we place each and every patient entering our addiction rehab center in Orange County, a full and personalized service. After a thorough assessment and evaluation our skilled therapists will design a rehab program the meet your individual needs. Our facility offers a tranquil and relaxing environment where you can focus on getting better. If you are ready to commit to overcoming addiction, contact CASA Recovery at our detox facility in San Juan Capistrano today.