The intervention phase follows the formulation. This is when the psychologist and client work closely to address the problems identified in the assessment and formulation with the aim of promoting positive change and improving wellbeing. A range of therapy modalities or techniques may be applied such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, schema therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), social skills training or mindfulness. The therapy used will be evidence-based and selected as the most effective known for the particular problem.
Basic examples of work could be:
Identifying and challenging negative automatic thinking styles
Understanding the impact of traumatic experiences from the past and processing them to reduce their impact on the present
Trying out new coping styles for difficult or anxiety-provoking situations