Hello, I am Dr. Tom Cordier and I researched and developed Neuro-Emotive CBT over the last two decades. My providers and I have treated thousands of individuals and families over the years. An in-house study concluded that 96% of depression and anxiety scores fell below the baseline and cut their original score in half on the (validated Beck Depression and Anxiety Inventories. These scores dropped significantly and the vast majority of patients reported feeling calmer, happier, and more in control after learning how to manage and overcome many of their anxiety and depression symptoms. I've witnessed countless numbers of people in my program lower their blood pressure, re-engage in life, end obsessive thoughts, leave their depression behind, and most importantly approach life with more motivation and a fresh perspective.
The three primary treatment programs that I designed are the NECBT for Adults and NECBT for Children and teens, and Parent Empowerment Training. It's my personal belief based on thousands of conversations with patients, that our society's "number one problem with mental health" is access to high-efficacy treatment, treatment with high outcomes. Usually, a program that touts this level of expertise and success is cost-prohibitive and inaccessible to many, but NE-CBT is not. As long as people want and are ready for change and are willing to do the work for that change to happen "as opposed to therapy that is primarily based on talking, affirmation, and validation" rather than offering a skill set based on self-empowerment and true change.
I have studied and researched our mental health system here and around. the world, as well as, various modalities to find what works best and apply them to my treatment model. I also focus heavily on training my providers to ensure optimal outcomes for people needing relief. I review each case, provide support and direction and I have each of my providers validate each and every person's experience with testing scores. I want to ensure that each person is given the proper skills and guidance to feel truly better.
I strongly believe the neurology component changes Psychology from philosophy and moves it in the direction of science. As we better understand the brain and learn to manage our emotions, Psychological treatment can move forward toward more universal approaches for treating emotional-based disorders, and how we can heal and move forward in life without a heavy dependence on medication.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy continues to provide a valid framework to work within, blended together with a more useful vernacular or language and other validated modalities. Studies have shown that simplifying language within treatment helps improve outcomes for patients. For this reason, I have relabeled many of the more confusing wordy phrases such as "cognitive distortions" to simpler and more memorable phrase s such as "mental mishaps." I have designed easy-to-use tools in set by step approach that allows patients and clients to not only to help cope with the present setbacks as well having a healthier frame of mind moving forward, all based on neurology and the situations but with practice change the way they think and see the world.
Because my theory believes that emotions are not only first developed, they are also our first cues. Many of the traditional CBT tools are changed to support my theory of recovery.
My version of CBT focuses on emotions and is further explained by my C.A.T Model (which I plan to release this upcoming year 2022-23) and also explains why the existence of the major distinctions, as well us understanding why this is significant to the treatment, as in he end goal is the same, to feel good and move forward and to live one's best life.
The Neuro Emotive model is evidence-based because it takes already proven and validated models and blends them into a supermodel, alike to a powerful vitamin supplement that includes all the necessary ingredients to feel good. Each ingredient is strong, but by blending them together you can get extraordinary outcomes and simplicity. The models and theories that are incorporated are also fused with the neurological components and can more than likely support the process of neurogenesis as well as managing and maintaining various neural proteins. Although I did not do any mice studies, myself, I took the research that was out there and found significant correlations to already existing models and theory. At some point with more funding for more clinical research, that exact correlation has yet to be proven. I welcome any researcher interested in invalidating this specific model and outcome to reach out.
For almost two decades I have trained providers in the method at the Cordier Institute's New England Center for CBT. Each of my newly trained providers learned the same material, based on the treatment curriculum and training, they were able to blend their own experience and therapy to deliver all the essential skills. It's no wonder that our outcomes for people at our center were in the 90% range. It was not only using the model or system itself but also providing regular supervision and training.
I encourage you to reach out to me to learn more, to become an ACBT Network provider, students to use this model in their studies to provide more and more research. I believe for good mental and emotional health this evidence-based direction is the direction we should be pursuing rigorously in the mental health realm. Talk therapy continues to have its place and importance. However, for those who plan to treat acute anxiety and depression disorders, more clinical skills and consistency need to be added to treatment can be a lifesaver.
Thomas A. Cordier Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the American Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Training (ACBT) and the American Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Centers as well as the Cordier Institute for Advancements in Neuro Emotive-Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (NE-CBT). He created both the interpersonal-cognitive-behavioral treatment (I-CBT) and the Neuro Emotive Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Systems as well as the pediatric, adolescent and adult behavioral programs at the New England and American Centers for CBT in Connecticut, USA. Dr. Cordier has studied the approach and effectiveness of an interpersonal/intrapersonal, interconnected, and neurologically/biologically modern approach to cognitive-behavioral methods. Dr.Cordier created an integrative clinical concept that merges components of validated, effective treatment modalities and tools into one unique highly effective treatment system that is user-friendly for both clinicians and patients/clients of all ages as well as parents and family members of patients/clients. In addition, Dr. Cordier trains each of his clinicians at the institute by utilizing an intensive training program that he has developed. Dr. Cordier has an extensive background in the clinical treatment of children and adolescents as well as adults. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of CT and completed his graduate work in clinical psychology at the University of Hartford in CT, the Harold Abel School of Psychology, and the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend Indiana. Dr. Cordier worked on the evaluation and testing of children and teens with behavioral issues such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiance disorder (ODD), and conduct disorder (CD) while working on his practicum at Yale University. He also worked with children, teens, and adults in several Hospital PHPs, emergency psychiatric, and substance abuse centers throughout New England. Dr. Cordier received training in cognitive-behavioral methods at both the Albert Ellis Institute for REBT in NYC and the Aaron Beck Institute for cognitive therapy in Pennsylvania. Thomas Cordier is a retired military officer who served over twenty years of exemplary service in the United States Air Force as a medic where he became a military medical “MSC” officer specializing in hospital management and administration.
Dr. Cordier received training in cognitive-behavioral methods at both the Albert Ellis Institute for REBT in NYC and the Aaron Beck Institute for cognitive therapy in Pennsylvania.
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