Cognitive therapies- CBT

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Cognitive therapies

  • Focus on challenging the way the client thinks
  • the clients are in control
  • cognitive behavioural therapy
  • RET and Beck's treatment for negative thoughts


  • irrational thoughts cause emotional distress 
  • aims to challenge thoughts by helping the client recognise and discover them
  • clients are then taught to replace their irrational thoughts with new more construcitve and realistic ones
  • can involve very tough and challenging conversations between the client and therapist

Becks treatment for negative thoughts

  • based on the idea that depression is caused by maladaptive cognitions leading to…


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