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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Intervention

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

CBT aims to encourage more positive self-belief and balanced thinking and to prevent or reduce mental health problems in children and young people. This approach is especially suited to children and young people who are experiencing anxiety, low mood, depression or low confidence.

As a service we also offer trauma-focused CBT for children and young people who have experienced trauma. We can deliver the Child and War Foundation programme 'Teaching Recovery Techinques' (TRT), which has been designed to be used with small groups of children aged 8 years and older who have been subjected to traumatic experiences of war as refugees. 


When CBT is useful

CBT can help:

  • Improve mental and emotional well-being and/or educational attainment.
  • Reduce in anxiety, low mood or psychological distress.
  • Develop resilience and their skills in managing problem areas.
  • Increase confidence and independence in social environments.


How we monitor and evaluate progress

This intervention is monitored and evaluated using Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaires (SDQ) or Target Monitoring Evaluation (TME), specific relevant assessments, or the school’s usual monitoring processes.


What sessions look like

This intervention is delivered directly by an EP in school for individuals or small groups. The intervention is suitable for children and young people aged 6-25 and adults (school staff, parents or families).

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