WP is a center of psychotherapy with excellence on the Behavioral – Cognitive approach. WP attends patients from all groups of age, having specialist to work with children and teenagers, as well with adults and elderly.
With its own headquarters and modern and specific installations for each kind of requested service, WP aims to provide and ethic and scientific service to its clients, looking to maximize the therapy effects for which the clients will have better results in a shorter amount of time.
The unity offers the following psychotherapist services: Individual Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Groups, Psychological Evaluation
The WP has a highly capacitated team of psychiatrists with solid training in psychopharmacology, psychopathology and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for psychiatric evaluation and care, as well as psychopharmacological monitoring necessary in some cases of patients of psychologists.
The unit provides the following mental health services: Psychiatric Care, Psychopharmacological monitoring e Integrated Treatment
The psychotherapies that are globed by the title of Behavioral Cognitive Therapies (BCT’s) they all have in common the fact that they both consider the cognitive mediation responsible for behavioral determination and emotional processing and, by this way, a mark to be worked on the acquisition of therapeutic change.
As it is already known, in this kind of psychotherapy, the explanation of the emotional and behavioral difficulties considers that these difficulties are result from the way that the person interprets situations and its own thoughts. (Wainer, 1997).
In certain moments in life, all of us can have a tendency to interpret in a dysfunctional way the aspects of living, which leads to suffering and, even, temporary incapacitations. Throughout the review of this way of thinking from the individual, the BCT aids a lot on the improvement of its life quality.
Great improvements occurred since the start of BCT’s up today. The theoretical models, as well as techniques reached better efficiency and wider range of use, and today BCT’s are being applied by a bigger group of therapist and are being applied in practically every psychopathologic disturbance that is known.
It is important to point that BCT’s are used as the first option of treatment for lots of psychopathologies, as being confirmed in several comparatives researches the specific power of this psychotherapist model (depression, panic disorder, OCD, specific and social phobias, eating disorders, difficulties related to the use and abuse of substances, etc), in relation to other clinical.
The fundamental assumptions that unite the BCT’s are, according Dobson (1998): “1. The cognitive activity affects the behavior; 2.The cognitive activities can be monitored and altered; 3. The wished behavioral modifications can be obtained through cognitive changes.
Finally, another basic conception over the BCT’s is the belief of an agent human being over its thoughts, emotions and behaviors. A person that, when monitors, manages and reorganizes its thoughts, is able to modify its behaviors in more adaptive way to the biopsychosocial environment that the individual is into.