MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
It gives me great pleasure to introduce Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT); a short term, goal
directed talking therapy that takes hands on practical approach to solving problems. The way an
individual feels and behaves is influenced by the way he perceives his experiences.
CBT is used to treat Depression, Anxiety disorders, psychosis, work stress, relationship
difficulties, unexplained pain, irritable bowel syndrome, self-esteem issues, bereavement, stress,
anger etc. In some conditions CBT is recommended as first line treatment while other conditions
respond better when CBT is combined with medications.
Studies suggest that a large proportion of patients who do not want to take medication , some
develop side while others do not respond to medication. The best estimates indicate that only
about 60 to 65% show improvement to antidepressant drugs. Therefore, we must have alternate
therapies to help the remaining 35-40% patients, research suggests that Cognitive Behaviour
Therapy can provide this alternative intervention.
At present very few mental health professionals are trained in CBT due to lack of training
opportunities in the country. Our mission is to train mental health professionals in CBT through
one year postgraduate diploma program to help their patients with the best evidence based
therapies not only in big hospitals but also in remote areas of the country.
Our vision is to make this best evidence-based treatment available to public by excelling in the
field of Cognitive Behavior Therapies.
Ms. Maria Luqman , Senior clinical psychologist
- Teacher: Bashir Ahmad
- Teacher: Mowadat Hussain Rana
- Teacher: Maria Luqman
- Teacher: Site Owner
- Teacher: Zainab Waheed