Dr. Salhany believes that CBT is a useful vehicle for helping Catholic/Christian clients in renewing their minds, and changing maladaptive thinking. While some have criticized CBT for a being insensitive to the patient's worldview, the basis of such a conclusion is found in the failure to adequately implement and tailor the therapy to the particular patient. CBT is a collaborative approach between the therapist and the patient. It addresses thoughts and beliefs of the particular individual. Religion, spirituality, value systems, and virtues are important to the individual's belief system. Rather than trying to ignore these in therapy, it is essential to understand them and to help the person heal. Dr. Salhany skillfully incorporates patients' spirituality or religious convictions when working from this type of intervention.
This sub-specialty involves tailoring CBT for the Catholic and fellow Christians of other denominations.
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