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Core Beliefs
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Core Beliefs worksheet
Each of our clients has had unique experiences that shape who they are. Cognitive behavioral therapists posit that from these life experiences, people develop core beliefs. Core beliefs are the thoughts a person has that determine how they interpret their experiences. For example, if someone has the core belief that "The world is a bad place", they will believe that people who are kind have an ulterior motive (someone being kind without reason just doesn't line up with their world view)...
Behavioral Activation
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Behavioral Activation treatment guide
Behavioral activation is a treatment for depression that has been found to be very effective, even for clients who have not had success with other approaches. Researchers have found behavioral activation to be on par with medication and slightly superior to cognitive therapy in the treatment of depression. Behavioral activation shifts away from cognitions and feelings to focus on a client's behavior and environment...
What is CBT?
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What is CBT? video
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy based upon the theory that our thoughts affect how we think and feel. This video gives an overview of CBT including the theoretical underpinning, and how it is actually applied in session. CBT has been found to be effective in the treatment of many disorders such as depression, anxiety, addictions, phobias, and more...