Cognitive beahvioural therapy

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What is normal behaviour caused by??
Normal behaviour is shaped by rational internal processing based on schemas
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What is abnormal behaviour caused by?
and that abonormal behavior is due to dysfunctional automatic processing in the middle of the computer
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How is this directly applied to CBT?
It aims to make irrational processing normal again by challenging negative thinking and dysfunctional behaviours
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How does CBT work first?
Firstly the client explains what they are finding difficult
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What does Beck suggest?
Depressed people have a negative triad
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What is a negative triad?
Where clients have a pessimistic view of themselvs, about the future and a feeling of inability to cope with the world
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What is the role of the herapist?
Start challenging any distorted thinking and negative self-schema/
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What is the example?
A cline, 'no one likes me' the therapist would question 'where is youre evidence for this?' or why does this matter to you?
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What will the therapist set as homework?
A dysfunctional thought diary
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What does this involve?
REcording automatic negative thoughts and rating their level of belief in these thoughts (out of 100)
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What doe they have to write?
A rational response to challenge these and re-rate their original beliefs
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What will the therapist encourage?
Behavioura activation
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What is this?
the client is encouraged to participate in potentially pleasurable activites that act as antidotes to depression
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How many sessions are needed?
16-20
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When is CBT most successful?
When it is used in conjunction with drugs such as anti depressants
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Who suggested a success rate?
David and avellino
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What did they suggest?
CBT has the highest overall success rate of all therapies
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What does this suggest about the aims of CBT?
We can start to understand how the processing box of the compputer works( a core assumption of this approach) and hence a better understanding of human cognition.
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