Family Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (F-CBT)

Family Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (F-CBT)  believes that family members individually and collectively do not simply  react emotionally or behaviourally to life events within and outside the family.  How they think individually and collectively about their personal and family reality is key to the way they react to that reality. According to F-CBT the way family members individually and collectively  think (cognition), the way they feel (emotion) and the way they act (behaviour) all interact together.  The F-CBT  therapist can teach and help family members to identify current and intergenerational distorted and good thinking processes and contents (González-Prendes & Resko, 2012; Hollon & Beck,1994). The good processes and contents  are added to the individual family member’s  and the family’s collective ‘basket of resilience’ to be transmitted to future generations. The primary component of F-CBT  is the Family Psychological Education (FPE). The secondary component of F-CBT  is a specialist  children therapy, parent therapy and joint family reunion therapy (Selemo & Mirea, 2014).

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