Cognitive Approach

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  • Cognitive Approach
    • DISTORTED THOUGHTS - irrational thoughts based on little or no evidence
      • POLARIZED THINKING - Either everything is good or everything is bad; no middle ground.
    • COGNITIVE PRIMACY- Your initial thoughts on something
    • ADVANTAGES
      • Highly effective so commonly used
      • Empowers and allows client to cope
      • Educates clients about their thoughts
    • DISADVANTAGES
      • Doesn't get to the root of the problem
      • Can be too focused
      • Exploring thoughts is not always suitable with learning difficulties
  • Self Talk
    • DISTORTED THOUGHTS - irrational thoughts based on little or no evidence
      • POLARIZED THINKING - Either everything is good or everything is bad; no middle ground.
  • CONFORMATION BIAS
    • Cognitive Approach
      • COGNITIVE PRIMACY- Your initial thoughts on something
      • ADVANTAGES
        • Highly effective so commonly used
        • Empowers and allows client to cope
        • Educates clients about their thoughts
      • DISADVANTAGES
        • Doesn't get to the root of the problem
        • Can be too focused
        • Exploring thoughts is not always suitable with learning difficulties
    • Interpreting information incorrectly because of how one sees it
      • Using assumptions rather than facts

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