In cognitive behavioral therapy is there a "best" way to go bout approaching people's mental health conditions?
I don't want to ever approach a patient in the wrong way and end up hurting them in some way, I know every situation is different but generally how should I go about talking to my patients
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CBT is a specialized treatment and there are schools throughout the US that allows for certification for that practices to hone in on the art of CBT, just like DBzt and EMDR.
Specifically related to your question, it's valuable to ask yourself what are you trying to achieve when using CBT for the specific issue? Does CBT align with the goal and objectives with the client. If you feel that there is an issues, just stop using the theory, you may also need to consult to possibly refer tye client out.
Hope this helps.
Unfortunately I do not think there is a "best" overarching technique. It is really determined person by person. As you study, you will be exposed to many exercises and get a chance to try them. Then you will be able to pick from your toolkit which exercise works best. You cannot use a wrench for every project--it depends on what you are building or assembling that requires particular tools, right? Once you learn and gain experience it will come more naturally which tool works best in what kind of situation. And its okay to make mistakes. You are human after all. Building a good relationship is the first step and key step in helping someone therapeutically--everything else will come later. Also consult your clinical supervisor at that time and apologize when needed!