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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Goal Setting

What is your thoughts about strategies to identify and challenge problem cognitions in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)? Do the techniques seem to be a good match with your preferences?

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1. About CBT - 100 words
2. On identifying problem cognitions - 100 words
3. Chosen technique - 100 words

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McLeod (2014) explains that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), "is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion) and how we act (behavior) all interact together. Specifically, our thoughts determine our feelings and our behavior. Therefore, negative - and unrealistic - thoughts can cause us distress and result in problems. When a person suffers with psychological distress, the way in which they interpret situations becomes skewed, which in turn has a negative impact on the actions they take." Pioneered by leading psychologist Aaron T. Beck in the 60's, what CBT does is it makes the thinker aware of the point when they make negative and problematic interpretations of events so ...

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