COGNTIVE RESTRUCTURING involves modifying the thinking process by asking

COGNTIVE RESTRUCTURING involves modifying the thinking process by asking

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COGNTIVE RESTRUCTURING involves modifying the thinking process by asking, in various ways, (a) What's the evidence? (b) What's another way to look at it? (c) What's the problem? THE THREE COLUMN TECHNIQUE is a particular method (one out of many) used to changes clients' cognitions directly. A table is drawn up with the headings: SITUATION AUTOMATIC THOUGHTS LOGICAL ERRORS Wearing new outfit for first time people will laugh at me no evidence giving an oral report in class I'll die if I don't do well. I froze once before so I'll freeze again magnification overgeneralization lost my job I'm worthless. I can't do anything right. I'll never find another job. overgeneralization arbitrary inference family moved away
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Unformatted text preview: they don't want to be around me any more personalization my date doesn't want to go out with me again my life is ruined magnification getting a b on a paper I have no grasp of the material in this course polarized thinking. CONTENT SPECIFICITY means that different kinds of personal problems are related to different cognitive content. Depression, for instance, is related to a differrent pattern of ideas than is an obsessive-compulsive disorder. THE COGNITIVE TRIAD includes the basic ideation in depression, which consists of three themes: a. Events are interpreted negatively b. Depressed individuals dislike themselves c. The future is appraised negatively....
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