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Irrational Assumptions

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Irrational Assumptions and how do you would conduct therapy in order to achieve a person's goals as a cognitive therapist?

Can you identify any irrational beliefs or attitudes that you engage in?

When do you engage in these irrational beliefs or attitudes?

What are the consequences you experience from engaging in the irrational beliefs or attitudes that you identified?

How do these beliefs affect your emotional well-being? Give examples.

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Let's take a closer look. I also attached a resource that expands on the first question.

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1. How do you would conduct therapy in order to achieve a person's goals as a cognitive therapist?

Cognitive therapy seeks to help the client overcome difficulties by identifying and changing dysfunctional thinking, behavior, and emotional responses. It challenges automatic thoughts, core beliefs and assumptions. This involves helping clients develop skills for modifying beliefs, identifying distorted thinking, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors
As the therapist, you need to work collaboratively with the client to discuss the clients problems. Therapy may consist of asking the client to make a list of problems, prioritize the problems, and setting goals and ways to meet the goals. In therapy, during problem definition and throughout the sessions, the therapist identifies and ...

Solution Summary

From a cognitive therapist's point of view, this soltuion discusses aspects of irrational assumptions by addressing the questions and providing an extra resource on the topic.

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