Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy - Cognitive-Behavior Therapy I....

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Cognitive-Behavior Therapy I. Historical Background a. CBT is currently one of the most widely used approaches to therapy b. Freud’s psychoanalytic therapy = first systematic approach to psychotherapy c. Rise of behaviorism and cognitive theories in reaction to psychoanalytic theory d. Behavior therapies, cognitive therapies, and cognitive-behavioral therapies arising simultaneously in the 1970s out of behaviorism and cognitive theories I. What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy? a. Definition: group of therapies that utilize cognitive interventions and behavior modification techniques to help clients change maladaptive patterns of thinking and behavior b. Core features i. Structured and goal-oriented ii. Problem-focused iii. Present-focused iv. Evidence-based v. Collaborative client-therapist relationship c. Beck’s Model: The ABC’s of CBT i. A=activating event, B=belief, C=consequences (emotions, behaviors) ii. Event does not directly cause consequences iii. Event triggers belief which then leads to certain emotions and behaviors
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