Unlike the majority of the counseling world, I do not believe cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an efficacious stand-alone therapeutic modality. However, the individual techniques from CBT can be very useful in treating a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, phobias, and other situations where mental scripts play a role.
Stress is one of those issues amenable to CBT interventions, as demonstrated in this video from the University of California San Francisco.
Stress is ubiquitous and on the rise. How we learn to manage it can have profound effects on our health and well being. This series explains how our bodies experience stress and demonstrates effective strategies to help you thrive in a fast-paced world. On this edition, Jason Satterfield, Director of Behavioral Medicine at UCSF, explores adjustment to chronic medical and stress-induced illnesses, HIV, and stress-management. Series: "UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public" [3/2008]