Experiential learning is the best type of learning in our opinion, thus all treatments at CBTeam involve out-of-session assignments that we prescribe based on the stage of treatment. We ask that you try these assignments on your own outside of session, but sometimes extra coaching is needed to generalize what is discussed in treatment or address secondary treatment targets that arent the primary focus of what is being worked on in session.
Examples of Behavioral Coaching at CBTeam include:
Meeting 3 times per week for 90 minutes in the community where there are large crowds to work on using tools to manage anxiety in this context.
Meeting 5 times per week for 20 minutes remotely to help with planning, organization, and attention regulation while working on school homework.
Meeting 2 times per week for 60 minutes at home to work on contamination anxiety specific to certain areas of the home.
Meeting 1 time per week for 90 minutes at home to work on hoarding anxiety.
The goal of behavioral coaching is to enhance this critical experiential learning in a way that an individual therapist isn’t always able to accomplish in a typical session (e.g., due to limited time or location). Thus, behavioral coaches join you either in person or virtually as you attempt behavioral exercises assigned by your lead therapist. Research suggests that this type of in-vivo coaching is one of the most impactful therapeutic interventions.
Behavioral coaching can occur up to five times a week with one or more coaches in addition to individual therapy with your lead therapist. If you have any questions about behavioral coaching at CBTeam, please speak to your current CBTeam therapist or reach out to Nathan Morin at firstname.lastname@example.org.