Cognitive Behavioral Treatment in Action

Choose a specific disorder from the list below, and then conduct web research to find a person (i.e., living or not, historical, famous, and/or even fictional) who suffers from that condition. Then acting as a cognitive-behavioral therapist who is treating that person, briefly describe the disorder. Then, identify the assessment strategy for diagnosing the disorder. Describe in detail a cognitive behavioral treatment plan you might use with this client to address the chosen disorder. Note: Your treatment plan should include both cognitive and behavioral aspects and be realistic.



Anorexia or Bulimia

Generalized Anxiety Disorder


Panic Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Specific Phobias (e.g., public speaking, heights, animals, etc.)

Substance Abuse