cognitive model of abnormality

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Elias ABC model
The model claims that disorders begin with an activating event A i.e failing an exam, this leads to a belief B. This may be rational ( i didn't revise) or irrational ( Im too stupid for this). The belief leads to a consequence C.
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Beck 1963 Cognitive triad
Beck identified a cognitive triad of negative automatic thoughts linked to depression. Negative views linked to themselves the world and the future
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Cognitive therapies assumptions
the assume that we can treat abnormality by eliminating the original faulty belief.
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CBT process
1- client and patient identify faulty cognitions. 2- the therapist the tries to show the patient that these are irrational (reality testing) 3- together they then set goals to think in more positive or adaptive way
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Strengths of the model
Offers a useful approach to conditions like depression and anorexia, as it considers the role of thoughts and beliefs. They are very successful with depression, anorexia and anxiety. It allows the person to take control and be more positive
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weaknesses
faulty conditions may be due to another disorder, i.e depression may be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. It is a long and expensive process. Cant treat all conditions, i.e schizophrenia.
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Beck identified a cognitive triad of negative automatic thoughts linked to depression. Negative views linked to themselves the world and the future

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Beck 1963 Cognitive triad

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the assume that we can treat abnormality by eliminating the original faulty belief.

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1- client and patient identify faulty cognitions. 2- the therapist the tries to show the patient that these are irrational (reality testing) 3- together they then set goals to think in more positive or adaptive way

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Offers a useful approach to conditions like depression and anorexia, as it considers the role of thoughts and beliefs. They are very successful with depression, anorexia and anxiety. It allows the person to take control and be more positive

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