TEAM-CBT is an evidenced-based approach to psychotherapy having Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at its core, recognizing the connection between thoughts and emotions.
TEAM is an acroym, which is described below. Each phase of TEAM therapy helps dirct the patients' negative feelings toward recovery and to achieve a state of mind that is postive and "FEELS GOOD."
Testing: Each session begins when a patient fills out a Brief Mood Survey, which reads the patients' current states of depression, anxiety, anger, and even positive feelings and relationship satisactions.this score helps both the patient and the therapist to keep an eye on the progress of the therapy. At the end of each sessio, once again the patient has the opportunity to express her/his scores on the same states of mind, as well as an Evaluation of The Therapy Session. The feedbck that a patient provides in our observation is the most accuate way of keeping track of their progress in therapy.
Empathy: When a patinet seeks professional help with an issue that has been causing emotional pain, it is of utomost importance that they feel empathized with. It is very important to know that your therapist has fully appreciated your struggles and concerns, and your emotional experiences.
Therapy begins with an understanding of the primary issues and concerns in your life during Psychotherapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. Homework is a necessary part of the work, such as reading a relevant book or keeping records to track certain behaviors. It is important to process what has been discussed and integrate it into your life between sessions. For therapy to be most effective you must be an active participant, both during and between the sessions. People seeking psychotherapy are willing to take responsibility for their actions, work towards self-change and create greater awareness in their lives. Here are some things you can expect out of therapy:
- Compassion, respect and understanding
- Perspectives to illuminate persistent patterns and negative feelings
- Real strategies for enacting positive change
- Effective and proven techniques along with practical guidance