An Investigation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy as Effective Counselling Modalities for Emotion Regulation Following Traumatic Brain Injury
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The purpose of this Capstone Research Project is to explore the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and implementations of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) use towards emotion regulation (ER) for clients with acquired traumatic brain injury (TBI). To begin the background of this topic as well as the significance and purpose of the paper will be presented. This will include a brief description of traumatic brain injury, why this is an area of interest to me and how this research can be beneficial to the counselling field. Chapter 2 will comprise of a literature review including an analysis of the current use of CBT with ER, specifically focused on individuals that have acquired TBI’s or similar symptomatology. Chapter 3 will contain literature indicating DBT's efficacy in helping populations with similar emotion dysregulation as traumatic brain injury. The concluding chapter will contain a summary of the findings and suggestions for therapeutic applications. In addition to recommendations for counsellor’s use of DBT with TBI clients.