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Old 11-12-18, 09:26 AM
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Re: What are the steps of a behavioural therapy ?

I don't know what it is like in Germany, but in the UK the diagnosis process is separate from therapy. This is because, to diagnose you either have to be a psychiatrist, which means being a medical Dr _ Psych specialisation, or a Clinical psychologist. Both of these are high grade qualifications, meaning and hourly rate of 100+.

Given that counselling is a long term process, particularly with ADHD, it's more cost effective to go for a psychotherapist/counsellor specialising in ADHD, who would cost 30-60/hour.

Behavioural Therapy.... which in the UK means CBT, is given in 6-10 sessions. In my view is is highly unlikely that this low number of sessions will result in significant change.

Good CBT can be effective, however research indicates that the type of therapy is less significant in the outcome than the relationship with the therapist. My personal view is that ADHD therapy is most effective when the therapist is integrative and specialises in ADHD and similar AS type clients.

In short.... if you're looking for a diagnosis your insurance is probaby right, you need someone with a Dr qualification... if you're looking for therapy, it's better to look for someone who understands ADHD and you get on with.... and forget the insurance..... in my view good therapy delivered well is worth paying for....... plus you are in control of the process is you pay.
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