The NE-CBT Treatment Model was developed by Thomas Cordier Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Dr. Cordier also the founder of New England Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) where he and his clinical staff treated thousands of individuals based on years of research which led to the development of his innovative "neuro emotive-cognitive behavioral treatment model", based on the neurology of the brain and its ability to heal and create new neuro-pathways. Dr. Cordier's hard science treatment aspect focuses on teaching patients pertinent skills for self-mastery over their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
Dr. Cordier also created a child and teen version of the treatment that focuses on providing parents necessary skills to have their children to adopt the skills they learn, as well as modifying behaviors. The child learns how to manage their emotions and behaviors, while parents learn specific evidence based dipline technques to improve the family dynamic, modify behaviors and help with the child to improve with their interpersonal skills and self esteem.
Although the basis of the approach is rooted in Beck's Cognitive Theory and Albert Ellis' REBT methods, the model explores and works on additional spheres of mental health wellness including mindfulness, self-acceptance, emotional release techniques, social and emotional intelligence, emotional-self-introspect and other effective and validated techniques. Dr. Cordier's treatment corresponds with a self-help book and support videos designed to help patients incorporate explore, practice and learn a deeper understanding of the skills they are learning as well as creating a highly personalized guide for future reference.
Dr. Cordier created a testing battery based on rational thinking development. Progress is recorded, evaluated, and shared with each patient to determine improvement and the necessity for on-going treatment. Once a patient's scores have dramatically improved and he/she continues to show cognitive, emotional, and behavioral improvement, the patient is graduated from the NE-CBT program.
If the need for future assistance arises, an NE-CBT any provider or Certfied Life Coach can work with the patient to get back on track. This "clinical tune-up" is briefer than initial treatment because the patient is already familiar with the tools and skills needed to regain momentum.