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The CBT Treatment Approach, A Referral Guide for Clinicians

The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Program at Butler Hospital provides intensive treatment for patients with acute psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety, and/or substance related problems. The CBT Program takes place in Butler Hospital's partial hospital setting, which is designed for individuals who need structured programming but who do not need an inpatient level of care.

Offered Monday through Friday, patients attend for six hours each day and return home in the evenings to practice the interpersonal and coping skills learned in the program. The length of stay varies according to each patient's need; however, the recommended length of stay is five to seven days.

Through a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care, the CBT program's psychiatrists and clinical specialists provide individual and group therapy, medication management, CBT skills training, and after-care planning. The CBT program can be tailored to patients whose level of cognitive functioning requires learning at a slower pace with more individualized attention in smaller group sessions.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Benefits

Cognitive behavioral therapy is used to overcome many health and behavioral concerns, including but not limited to:

  • Major depressive disorder and mood swings.
  • Anxiety disorders.
  • Social anxiety disorder.
  • Generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Managing stress.
  • Panic disorders.
  • Phobias.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Childhood depressive and anxiety disorders.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • Low self-esteem.
  • Uncontrolled anger.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Anorexia nervosa.
  • Bulimia nervosa.
  • Obesity.
  • Insomnia and other sleep disorders.
  • Substance abuse and dependence.
  • Maladaptive styles of relating to others (including enabling, passive aggression, and co-dependency).
  • Chronic pain.
  • Difficulty with relationships.
  • Poor coping skills.

Educational Groups

Group Therapies Offered in the Integrated Therapies Program
  • Anxiety and panic management.
  • Depression.
  • Emotional regulation.
  • Building social support systems.
  • Relaxation training.
  • Stress management.
  • Anger management.
  • Self-esteem enhancement.
  • Assertiveness training.
  • Interpersonal communication skills.
  • Relapse prevention.

Biomedical Services

In addition, the program offers biomedical services including:

  • Psychiatric evaluations.
  • Psychotropic medication management.
  • Laboratory tests.
  • Internal medicine consultation.
  • Nutrition consultation.
  • Quantitative symptom assessment.


During the CBT program, a treatment team works with patients to determine the most helpful aftercare plan for their individual needs. Before leaving the program, patients will receive a discharge instruction sheet, which includes follow-up plans, outpatient appointments, and any necessary prescriptions. The program also offers a free CBT skills aftercare group every Wednesday from 5 – 6:30 p.m. for patients who have completed the program and are seeking ongoing support.


To refer a patient, please call (401) 455-6223. (After business hours, please fax the Partial Hospital Referral Form to (401) 455-6222.) The Integrated Therapies Program accepts most third party payments, including Medicare. Free parking is available.

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  Patient Referrals
To refer a patient to the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Partial Hospital Program at Butler Hospital, please call (401) 455-6223.

After business hours, please fax the Partial Hospital Referral Form to (401) 455-6222.

The CBT Program accepts most third party payments, including Medicare.

Free parking is available.
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