Love Can Only Make Things Work Out: CBT And Interpersonal Therapy Case Study

  • Ayesha Riaz & Khizra Jamil Insitute Of Professional Psychology, Bahria University Karachi

Abstract

Aim:

The present study aims to explore the efficacy of CBT and
Interpersonal Therapy for interpersonal issues. The clinical case
study appraises the characteristics related with treatment response
in interpersonal issues and exemplifies the challenges innate in
CBT and Interpersonal Therapy treatment for a vigorous life.


Method:

A 16 years old female came with the issues of pain in her
left side. Consequently, it affected her breathing, studies, and
concentration on everything. Moreover, she talked about the
stressed relationship with her family. After history it was
concluded that all symptoms were due to interpersonal issues,
CBT treatment consisted of 12 standard individual therapy were
conducted. and 2 sessions were done with her mother. During these
sessions interpersonal therapy was also used. A case study method
was used in which self-report instruments, clinical case notes were
used during the sessions. Different techniques were applied during
the session which comprises of therapy preparation sheets, thought
diary, Socratic questioning, downward arrow technique, vicious
cycle, the power of negative thinking, evidence-based technique,
cognitive errors, behavior goals, mindfulness, relaxation
technique, identification of emotion, expression of emotion and
dealing with emotional baggage.


Results:

At termination, the individual was content that how
things were working for her although she was uncertain for her
future. Henceforth CBT can be used as an effective approach in
interpersonal relationships.


Keywords:

CBT and Interpersonal Therapy, Socratic questioning,
downward arrow technique, vicious cycle, the power of negative
thinking, evidence-based technique, cognitive errors, behavior
goals, mindfulness, relaxation technique, identification of
emotion, expression of emotion and dealing with emotional
baggage

Published
2020-07-10
Section
New decade on Social Sciences