The clinical team at Sunset Malibu understands that addiction can take many forms: alcoholism, drug abuse, etc. In a concerted effort to eliminate these addictions, one component of Sunset Malibu’s treatment program that is currently being practiced is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on assisting clients by identifying faulty and distorted thoughts and negative self-beliefs and by adapting negative internal dialogue. CBT also works by adapting the behaviors based on the faulty thoughts and negative self-beliefs, in order to foster desired outcomes. A therapist will work directly with the client on identifying a negative thought pattern and the maladaptive behavior it creates in the client’s life, as well as how one reinforces the other. They will then work to restructure the thoughts and change behaviors to become more adaptive and in sync with an individual’s needs and their authentic self and worth.
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