Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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What is CBT based on?
Cognitive explanations of irrational thinking
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What is the aim of CBT?
To treat phobias by encouraging patients to identify and challenge faulty thinking patterns that underlie irrational thinking and behaviour
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What does the therapy consist of?
Weekly or Fortnightly sessions
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How long does CBT usually last?
Usually between 1-6 months
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What is the first stage of CBT?
The patient is encouraged to speak about the problems they experience and identify automatic negative thoughts
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What is the second stage of CBT?
The therapist challenges the negative thoughts and argues the rational alternatives
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What is the third stage of CBT?
The patient is given reality-testing tasks where they confront their fears
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What is the purpose of reality-testing tasks?
They prove that the patients negative thoughts are irrational
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