Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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  • Created on: 20-05-14 16:36

Beck proposed that people become depressed as a result of their negative thoughts or schema. Depressed people expect to fail in life, blame themselves and have a negative view of themselves. These negative views lead to the negative cognitive triad. Beck identified a number of cognitive biases and distortions that occur in depressed individuals. These are:

·      Arbitrary inference: the drawing of unjustified conclusion based on little or no evidence

·      Selective abstraction: the focusing of attention on one detail without looking at the


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