Flashcards in Cognitive therapy Deck (13):
a type of psychotherapy based on the concept of pathological mental processing.
-The focus of tx is on the modification of distorted cognitions and maladaptive behaviors.
A thinking error in which the person automatically comes to a conclusion about an incident without facts.
sweeping conclusions,"all or nothing" kind of thinking
all or nothing, black or white, good or bad
"mental filter" a conclusion based on only a selected portion of hearing
exaggerating the negative significance of an event
undervaluing the positive significance of an event
always thinking the worst will occur without considering the possibility of more positive outcomes
the person takes complete responsibility for situations without considering that other circumstances may have contributes to the outcome.
also called guided discovery, the therapists asks questions about his or her situation.
Also called core beliefs may be adaptive or maladaptive. They may be general or specific and they may be latent, becoming evident only when triggered.
-associated with helplessness, and unlovability
diadetic(educational), cognitive techniques, and behavioral interventions.
3 major components of cog. therapy