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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT works with our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. CBT therapists understand that by changing the way we think and act in the here-and-now, we can affect the way we feel. CBT can also be applied longitudinally to explore the origin of beliefs, rules and assumptions which shape an individual's world-view: this knowledge can then be used to drive change in the present. There are evidence-based CBT models (and associated treatment protocols) for a wide range of range of disorders, but CBT can also be used to formulate (conceptualize) cases individually.

CBT is an amalgam of behavioral and cognitive interventions guided by the principles of applied science. The behavioral interventions aim to decrease maladaptive behaviors and increase adaptive ones by modifying their antecedents and consequences and by behavioral practices that result in new learning. The cognitive interventions aim to modify maladaptive cognitions, self-statements or beliefs. The hallmark features of CBT are problem-focused intervention strategies that are derived from learning theory [as well as] cognitive theory principles. Craske (2009)

 

 

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Assertive Communication

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Assertive Communication

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Barriers Abusers Overcome In Order To Abuse

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Barriers Abusers Overcome…

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Before I Blame Myself And Feel Guilty

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Before I Blame Myself And…

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Balance

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Balance

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Classical Conditioning

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Classical Conditioning

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Coercive Methods For Enforcing Compliance

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Coercive Methods For Enforcing…

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Emotional Regulation Systems

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Emotional Regulation Systems

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Fight Or Flight Response

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Fight Or Flight Response

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Guidelines For Better Sleep

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Guidelines For Better Sleep

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How Breathing Affects Feelings

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How Breathing Affects Feelings

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How We Hear Sounds

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How We Hear Sounds

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Intrusive Thoughts Brain Metaphor

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Intrusive Thoughts Brain Metaphor

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Intrusive Thoughts Images And Impulses

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Intrusive Thoughts, Images,…

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Overview Of CBT

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Overview Of CBT

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PTSD And Memory

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PTSD And Memory

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PTSD Film Projection Metaphor

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PTSD Film Projection Metaphor

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PTSD Linen Cupboard Metaphor

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PTSD Linen Cupboard Metaphor

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Reactions To Trauma

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Reactions To Trauma

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Relaxed Breathing

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Relaxed Breathing

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Safety Behaviors Example

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Safety Behaviors Example

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Safety Behaviors Worksheet

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Safety Behaviors

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Schema Metaphors

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Schema Metaphors

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Stages Of Change

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Stages Of Change

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TEAR Model of Grief

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TEAR Model Of Grief

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Unhelpful Thinking Styles / Cognitive Distortions

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Unhelpful Thinking Styles…

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Values

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Values

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What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

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What Is Cognitive Behavioral…

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What Is Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)?

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What Is Compassion Focused…

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What Is EMDR? (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

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What Is Eye Movement Desensitization…

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What Is Exposure Therapy?

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What Is Exposure Therapy?

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What Is Mindfulness?

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What Is Mindfulness?

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What Is Rumination?

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What Is Rumination?

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What Is TF-CBT?

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What Is Trauma-Focused Cognitive…

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What Keeps Tinnitus Going

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What Keeps Tinnitus Going?

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Assessment

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Cognitive therapy competence / adherence measures

Presentations

Articles on CBT

This series of articles are decent introduction to the basics of CBT. The authors have gone on to sell a branded form of CBT based on this approach but the messages still hold true: