Addressing Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Morocco: Case of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy

Ahlame Sehlaoui, Bouzekri Touri


The 20th century stood as a turning point in the reflections and practices of psychology and psychiatry, with the emergence of organized psychotherapeutic trends such as behavioral and cognitive therapies. It has been practiced and encouraged for years in the remediation of depression and anxiety disorders, thanks to the work of Aaron Beck and Elise. This research suggests CBTs can be used and applied to manage neurodevelopmental disorders. We have administered a form with a list of questions to 100 psychologists practicing behavioral and cognitive therapies at the national level in Morocco, seeking to validate this hypothesis.


Keywords: behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, neurodevelopmental disorders, mental disorders, depression, anxiety.

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