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Cognitive remedy: a hundred Key issues and Techniques is a crisp, concise elaboration of the a hundred major good points of the preferred and top established technique in the box of cognitive behaviour remedy. The a hundred key issues conceal cognitive remedy thought and perform, and consider misconceptions approximately this method. Divided into useful sections, subject matters lined contain evaluate, homework, methods of detecting NATS, uncovering center ideals and relapse prevention.This neat, usable publication is an important consultant for psychotherapists and counsellors, either in education and in perform, who have to determine they're totally accustomed to the foremost positive factors of cognitive behavioural remedy.

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Cognitive Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques

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I’ll do whatever it takes to sort my life out’, ‘I want to see what therapy can offer’, ‘I do want to move forward but it’s going to mean a lot of upheaval which I’m not sure about’, or ‘My wife’s putting pressure on me to seek help. I don’t think there’s a problem’). g. g. deteriorating marital relationship) for the reluctant. g. ‘You sort me out’, ‘You’re going to explore my childhood and blame my parents for my problems’, or ‘You’re going to pressurize me into doing things I don’t want to do’), in order to deal with any misapprehensions they may have which can then lead into a brief description of CT: looking at the thought–feeling link, taking personal responsibility for change, setting an agenda, obtaining a specific problem focus, establishing clear, concrete and measurable goals, collaborating in problem-solving, carrying out homework tasks and becoming a self-therapist – the ultimate goal of CT.

Put simply, cognitive therapy cannot take place without first eliciting relevant emotional reactions. ,1979), contained a chapter called ‘The role of emotions in cognitive therapy’ and stressed that the therapist ‘needs to be able to empathize with the patient’s painful emotional experiences’ (1979: 35). Discussing a client’s problems without reference to how they feel would be a pointless cerebral exchange and would mean that Beck’s 1976 book, Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders, had been wrongly titled and should have been called ‘Cognitive Therapy and the Thinking Disorders’.

Behaviour plays an important role in maintaining emotional distress as individuals act in ways that support their dysfunctional beliefs – you act as you think. For example, a client who sees himself as weak and unable to cope on his own acts in a ‘helpless’ way by trailing around after his wife expecting to be told what to do by her. Behavioural change would involve the client acting against his dysfunctional beliefs by making his own decisions and thereby learning to stand on his own feet. By changing his behaviour, the client can now see that his negative, global view of himself was incorrect.

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