Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Miss Khan
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a well-tested specialized type of psychotherapy shown to be effective for certain types of psychiatric illnesses. CBT suggests that individuals' thoughts, behaviours, and feelings are inextricably linked and affect one another. The goal of CBT is to control and change thinking, actions, and feelings through collection and use of observable data. Homework assignments and peer group reflections help in that process.
My role in school involves delivering targeted interventions to children and young people who are suffering from a range of mental health problems. These vary from students who are feeling low in mood to those diagnosed with eating disorders. It is essential for me to carry out a thorough mental health assessment to define the nature of a student’s difficulties, and the level of support required.
I am always mindful of distinguishing between those students suffering from a diagnosable mental health problem as opposed to those simply experiencing the difficulties faced during the adolescent period. When delivering targeted interventions, I primarily work to a CBT model and find this to be effective with CYP