Ecologically Relevant Cognitive Behavior Therapy:

The slogans and sayings of Twelve Step Programs and Their Use in Chemical Dependency Treatment


Twelve Step oriented therapies and Cognitive Behavoir Therapy (CBT) both show positive outcomes in treating chemical dependency.  Twelve Step oriented therapies include and "ecologically relevant" CBT component in the many slogans and sayings that identify dysfunctional patterns of behavior and thought and encapsulate constructive chemical dependency treatment strategies.  These slogans and sayings also help bridge the cultural gap between professional treatment and Twelve Step Programs.  In addition they provide insight into important cognitive and behavioral issues in recovery, have mnemonic benefits and sometimes appear to be able to produce rapid and constructive cognitive changes. This paper reviews a sample of slogans and sayings and offers suggestions for their utilization in clinical work.

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