Cognitive behavioral therapy

The Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT) is the basis of the intervention provided by Dealing with cancer, but does not exclude the integration of other psychotherapeutic approaches.

CBT helps to identify specific problems and try to solve them establishing a specific plan to reach agreed objectives. This form of psychotherapy is essentially focused on the present moment, taking into consideration the way the patient is thinking and behaving in the present. It develops through a collaborative process: the psychologist does not advise, nor decide what the patient should do. They both work together to find the better ways for the patient deal with and solve their problems.