Inference-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT) is a therapeutic approach that targets the inferences and assumptions underlying obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related conditions. It focuses on the way individuals draw conclusions from their internal experiences and how these inferences can lead to obsessive thoughts and behaviors. I-CBT encourages clients to critically examine and challenge these often erroneous inferences, promoting a shift towards more rational and flexible ways of thinking. Through this process, clients learn to differentiate between imagination and reality, reducing the intensity of obsessions and reclaiming control over their thoughts and actions.
Inference-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT)