Please view the "Case of Tim" video.
After viewing, please answer the following questions:
- What are the key characteristics of cognitive therapy that distinguish it from other therapy approaches?
- What is the role of the client/therapist relationship from the cognitive therapist's point of view?
- What are some cognitive behavioral techniques used with Tim in his therapy session?
- If you were to continue working with Tim as his counselor, what specific cognitive behavioral techniques might you use?
- What goals would you have in mind for Tim?
Please include in your answer some of the following "cognitive" terminology: internal dialogue, irrational beliefs, coping-skills program, stress inoculation, unconditional "shoulds," absolutistic "musts," faulty assumptions, automatic thinking, self-evaluating, self-sustaining, schema restructuring, cognitive distortions/errors, autosuggestion, blame, arbitrary inferences, A-B-C theory, Socratic questioning, distortion of reality, disputing irrational beliefs, over generalization, magnification and minimization, polarized thinking, cognitive restructuring.