Cognitive behavioural therapy (:

Cognitive behavioural therapy notes! :)

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Aims to study treat mental disorders and other problems such as marriage guidance

They do this by identifying negative thoughts and turning them into positive ones

* Links to the assumption of mental processes

* combines behaviourist and cognitive approaches:

 - thoughts are a key influence on behaviours

- unlearn desirable behaviours

* Particuarlly successful with sports men and woman to deal with pressures and stress


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CBT continued

* Meichenbaum SIT:

- Conceptualisation phase

- skills aquisation phase

-application phase

* David (2003) said it was the most effective therapy

* Kuyken (2009) said success rate was directly proportianal to the therapist competetance

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