Michael Mruz embraces the Third-Wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach in his quest to guide patients to improved emotional health. This approach is sometimes referred to as the Third-Generation Behavioral Therapy Approach.
“Third Wave” and “Third Generation” denote how this approach both mirrors and differs from traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches. Third-Wave therapies emphasize a holistic approach to health and well-being. These therapies place less emphasis on reducing emotional and psychological symptoms, but such an outcome is still considered an obvious benefit.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Acceptance and Mindfulness for Anxiety is an integrative approach founded on the assumption that both behavioral and cognitive processes can cause and maintain anxiety. Variations in these interventions exist depending on the specific disorder to be treated. Such disorders include Separation Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder. Most Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy protocols with Mindfulness and Acceptance skills aim to teach the child or adolescent new problem-solving skills and behaviors and strategies for challenging unrealistic or anxious thoughts and beliefs.