CBT: treatment from cognitive approach

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session length and frequency?
once a week from 5-20 sessions
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what does the treatment assume about thinking emotions and behaviour
that they are all linked and that thinking causes emotions and behaviour. diagrams can be drawn to show this to the patient
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relationship between client and therapist?
tight bond of trust: they make decisions together about the aims of the sessions and what parts of the disorder they want to focus on e.g. anxieties about school
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which mental disorders?
can treat a wide variety of mental disorders and is most known for anxiety and unipolar depression
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what is the aim of the treatment?
for clients to be able to recognise and change faulty thought patterns/negative or irrational thoughts of the disorder into rational thoughts
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STRENGTH: cost
a cheaper alternative to some disorders because it is more short term e.g. than dream analysis which can take place for years
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STRENGTH: relapse
prevents relapse of disorders because it equips the client with knowledge on how to recognise the symptoms of their irrational thoughts returning
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STRENGTH: popular
widely accepted and recognised treatment: it has gained credability through its success in the NHS
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WEAKNESS: Stiles
found that CBT is no more effective than other treatments and so the fact it costs more than drug therapy for example means it might not be 'worth it'
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WEAKNESS: power to change
assumes that all patients can change deeply ingrained ways of thinking which may not be the case for all of them
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WEAKNESS: bond
dependent on a strong bond of trust being constructed between therapist and client which is not always possible
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what does the treatment assume about thinking emotions and behaviour

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