About CBT

What Is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidenced based form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts positivity by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts.

How Does CBT Work?

CBT relies on the idea that thoughts and perceptions influence behavior. When one feels distressed, their perceived reality may be distorted. CBT aims to identify harmful thoughts, assess whether they are an accurate depiction of reality and if they are not, employ strategies to challenge and overcome them.

Why CBT?

In 2012, Wolverine Human Services began observing an increase in youth mental health problems. To address this issue, administrators sought out evidenced-based practices and chose Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) given its potential to be implemented with fidelity by all staff regardless of education level.

What Is CBT Competency?

CBT is a common technique used in therapy. It is such a popular practice The Beck Institute has an entire program to ensure success among those they educate. Many therapists use CBT when treating clients. Wolverine Human Services found that while therapists are a major influence with our children, every interaction continues to shape them. We decided that all of our staff needed to have a level 1 understanding of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, how it works, and how to use it.

What to learn more, check out the documents below to read about Wolverine Human Services and how we are using CBT!


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy plays a major role in the Wolverine Difference. As the only agency in the world certified competent in CBT, Wolverine Human Services is able to provide the highest level of treatment possible to clients in our care. Learn more about what makes Wolverine Human Services one of the nation’s leading residential treatment facilities.

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