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Thomas Cordier, PhD, LPC, D-ICBT has been a Psychotherapist since 2005 and has helped thousands of individuals and families overcome behavioral health disorders using his treatment system. Dr. Cordier is the Executive Director of New England Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Founder of the Cordier Institute / American Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Training. Author of, Interpersonal Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Treatment System, The 21st Century Recipe for Treatment Success, Nova Scientific 2016 (available Barnes & Nobel/Nova Publishing/Amazon).
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Almost two decades ago, I began my career in the Hospital Setting. I fond that there was a serious need for improved quality of mental health treatment. I felt that treatment needed longer lasting results and that good therapy is a more than a friend to talk to. I believed than , as I do now, that patients need to leave a therapy session with skills so that they can continue to get better and stay feeling good. I have devoted the better part of my life perfecting this treatment method.
I believe in the work of the greats like Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis, but I when I first started learning and applying methods, almost 20 years ago, that Cognitive-Behavioral methodology needed something more. In addition, I felt that the work of Peter Salovey, John Mayer, and Daniel Goleman were equally important for behavioral / mental health wellness. As Peter Salovey states, "Emotions are processed differently than cognitions".
I strongly believe that good therapy involves talking about your issues and utilizing good social skills in order to navigate one's journey through life and to get one's needs met. However, it is absolutely crucial that individual's learn to first "put out the fire" that causes one's emotional and behavioral problems before mental health stability can be achieved. It is imperative to understand how the brain works in relation to cognitions and emotions. If we can visualize what is happening in our brains we can better control impulse and the miscommunications of neuropath-ways and the negative outcomes associated with these disruptions. Therefore, I-CBT is structured around the way the brain works in relation to human emotion and behaviors.
I created a step by step "roadmap" to what I have found to be optimal outcomes with a variety of mental health issues. It incorporates prominent evidence based treatments that have been proven over time to work. After years of researching treatment efficacy, I was able to gather up what I believed were the worthiest treatment concepts that Psychology and Psychiatry offered and combined them into a single solution that can be adapted to the majority of behavioral health issues that people face in the modern realm. I have found that consistency when working with a patient is essential. Hence, I-CBT is a recipe that delivers treatment success and wellness to patients time and time again.
I meet with my staff weekly to ensure treatment is delivered correctly and better ensure better patient outcomes and success no matter which Psychotherapist a patient is working with. I try to make sure clinicians thoroughly understand my theory and application so that their delivery is congruent and precise.
Learning this process entails work on both the clinician's and patient's part, but it is well worth the end result. My method has helped thousands of people over the last decade, with many more on the horizon. However, it is only as good as the effort that patient working the program and the provider's ability to teach. There are times when people are not ready to commit to the work involved or a parent that does not understand the important role they play in their child's behavioral health. When we are working with families, above optimal outcomes occur only when parents learn the skills and use them.
You can read about my pilot study "Introduction to I-CBT, A 21st Century Guide to Treatment Success," Nova Publications, C2016, available at Barnes and Noble and various on-line stores such as Amazon. My outcome had a 90% efficacy. I also publish a considerable amount of work on social media sites such as Linked In and Facebook. Join me for a conversation!
Tom Cordier, PhD