How to Be an NCLT Therapist

  • Theodore Wasserman
  • Lori Drucker Wasserman


The first and foremost thing that characterizes the work of an NCLT therapist is that all intervention is derived from understanding a very specific model concerning the development of mental health in general and problems of mental health in specific. NCLT is built around three foundational/principle areas of research, learning theory, probabilistic reward valuation, and memory reconsolidation. These are at the core of NCLT modeling and you cannot claim to be an NCLT practitioner unless these principles are part of your everyday practice. NCLT stresses adaption which is defined as a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment. When you have problems of adaption you have problems in being successfully meeting the challenges of everyday life. For mental health this implies that the outcome of the learning that produced a complicated, integrated, combined emotional and behavioral response does not produce successful adaption to the environment that the individual finds itself. More specifically, the individual is not successful in resolving problems and challenges found in that environment.


Learning theory Probabilistic reward valuation Memory reconsolidation Theoretical integration and adaption Neurocognitive Learning Therapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore Wasserman
    • 1
  • Lori Drucker Wasserman
    • 1
  1. 1.Wasserman and Drucker PABoca RatonUSA

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