Dr. DiBiasie’s clinical theoretical orientation and primary practice technique is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goals are to change patterns of thinking or behavior which are often the roots of a person’s difficulties, and by doing so, change the way they feel. It is used to treat a wide range of issues in a person’s life, from sleeping difficulties or relationship problems, to drug and alcohol abuse, anxiety, and depression. CBT works by changing people’s attitudes and their behavior by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs, and attitudes that we hold (our cognitive processes) and how this relates to the way we behave, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.

CBT is a model and theory that is based on the premise that it is not the event itself which upsets us, but the meanings we give them. If our thoughts are too negative, it can block us from seeing things or doing things that do not fit (that disconfirm), what we believe is true. In other words, we continue to hold on to the same old thoughts and fail to learn anything new.

Cognitive behavior therapy can be thought of as a combination of psychotherapy and behavior therapy. Psychotherapy emphasis the importance of the personal meaning we place on things and the relationship between our problems, our behavior, and our thoughts.

These clinical approaches are applied to this work with Adults and Adolescents, on an individual, couple, and family treatment basis. The clinical services provided by Dr. DiBiasie are all evidence-based, including: Cognitive-Behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, brief therapy models, trauma focused intervention, and addictions treatment.

What services are offered:

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Dr. DiBiasie has been providing diagnostic evaluations in his work with patients for the past thirty years. The purposes of a psychological evaluation are:

  • to establish a psychiatric diagnosis

  • to collect data sufficient to permit a case formulation

  • to develop an initial treatment plan

These evaluations are made through the course of an initial clinical appointment and as necessary, follow-up clinical sessions. Once a diagnosis is identified, Dr. DiBiasie will share this with you, its implications, and possible courses for intervention and treatment.

Dr. DiBiasie has been working with adults and adolescents for thirty years, working with clients in either an individual or joint capacity. The clinical demands of each situation will dictate what approach is best suited for the individual(s) involved. Sessions are sometimes conducted such that all members are present throughout the meeting, or different members are brought into the session at different times. The focus of such services may be solution-focused, intended to address a particular problem, or may be prevention-focused, trying to address issues before they escalate into conflict and crisis.

Dr. DiBiasie has been conducting psychological assessments for many years. These assessments are a process of testing which used a combination of techniques to help arrive at a hypothesis about a person and their behavior, personality, and capabilities. Psychology is also referred to as psychological testing, or performing a psychological battery on a person. Such testing incorporates formal testing, often involving a task or set of tasks given under standard, set conditions. They are designed to assess an aspect of a person’s knowledge, skill, or personality. A psychological test involves a scale of measurement for consistent individual differences regarding some psychological concept. This information is then combined with other data from clinical interviews, clinical observations, and collateral data when available.

Dr. DiBiasie is an approved examiner for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Office of Consumer Protection, Nursing Services to conduct substance abuse and mental status evaluations.

Dr. DiBiasie is also a nationally certified, approved DOT/Substance Abuse Professional.

Dr. DiBiasie has been providing outpatient addictions treatment services for all his professional life. Such treatment allows patients to live in their community and maintain their commitment to family, work, and educational responsibilities. Patients are able to have a greater level of privacy than would be experienced in a residential setting. Outpatient addictions treatment often focuses on family support and involvement. Patients can also apply therapy lessons directly to life experiences. Patients are strongly encouraged to participate in collateral community based group programs as well (A.A., N.A.). Urinalysis testing is a component of outpatient addictions treatment.