Cognitive approach

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  • 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


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