Dr. Paillot is using different types of psychotherapy: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) .
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy used to treat a variety of mental disorders such as anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
CBT is a form of therapy that works on identifying thoughts (also called cognitions), behaviors (or actions) and emotions and how they influence each other. It is based on principles from Cognitive Psychology and Behaviorism. It relies on the theory that thought distortions and maladaptive behaviors play a part in mental disorders.
Typically treatment can be break down as follows:
- Orientation to treatment
- Commitment to treatment
- Crisis response and safety planning
- Case conceptualization (to identify core schema, cognitive distortions and automatic negative thoughts)
- Focus on acquiring coping skills
- Relapse prevention
It is an evidence-based practice, which means it relies of scientific data. Evidence-Based Practice (EBM) “entails making decision about how to promote health and provide care by integrating the best available evidence with practitioner expertise and other resources, and with the characteristics, state, needs, values and preferences of those who will be affected. This is done in a manner that is compatible with the environmental and organizational context. Evidence is research findings derived from the systematic collection of data through observation and experiment and the formulation of questions and testing of hypothesis.” See http://www.ebbp.org.