How Does Cognitive Therapy Differ from Traditional Therapy?
Cognitive therapy differs from traditional therapy in many ways. Cognitive therapy is:
- focused on the present time
Cognitive therapy emphasizes:
- identification of problems and goals that are shared by client and therapist
- clear-cut agenda for each session
- self-help homework recommended for practice and progress
- objective measures of outcome
The therapist’s role is to provide a range of cognitive, behavioral, and experiential strategies to alleviate the client’s suffering.