- The cognitive approach
- Abnormality is the result of distorted, irrational thinking.
- The Ellis ABC model: (A) activating event, (B) beliefs about event (C) emotional consequence
- Types of irrational thinking
- Polarised thinking= black or white, no middle ground
- Over generalisation= always and never
- Personalisation: always comparing to others
- Catastrophising: what if, creating problems