Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

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Umbrella term for a number of therapies, e.g, REBT (rational emotive behavioural therapy by Ellis 1975) SIT (stress inoculation training) and Hardiness training
Task: the session involves both cognitive and behavioural elements.
Cognitive element - Encourages client to become aware of beliefs that contribute to anxiety/depression/dysfunction in daily life. It involves direct questioning. It is used to help where their faulty cognitions are leading them and diagrams such as ABC models.
Behavioural element - Beliefs can be reality tested either as roleplay or homework. Aims = recognise consequences of faulty cognitions.

As part of cognitive element Ellis used the ABC technique. It involves 3…


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