The Cognitive Model of Abnormality

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The cognitive model concentrates on thoughts and beliefs

Ellis- The ABC model claims that disorders begin with an activating event leading to a belief about why this happened. This may be rational or irrational. The belief leads to a consequence. Rational beliefs produce adaptive consequences irrational produce maladaptive. 

Beck- Beck identified a cognitive triad of negative, automatic thoughts linked to depression: negative views about themselves. About the world. About the future. 

Cognitive therapies try to change faulty


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