Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is used to treat depression, addiction, autism, and a variety of other disorders. It can reshape thoughts, feelings and even behaviors.

This video describes the basis of CBT and goes over the various disorders it can help treat.

What is CBT? by Therapist Aid
Initial Release Date: November 28, 2014
Source: YouTube

What We Learned from this Video:

  • CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts affect our feelings and behaviors.
  • CBT has been proven to help with a wide range of disorders, addictions and mental health issues.
  • Irrational beliefs are thoughts that people have with no evidence.
  • Automatic thoughts are negative thoughts that enter a person’s mind without them noticing.
  • CBT is not necessarily about making all of someone’s thoughts happy, but about making them realistic.
  • Negative behaviors can create a vicious cycle that reinforces irrational thoughts.
  • Therapists will try to break the cycle by modifying the behaviors.
  • People view the world differently based on their core beliefs.
  • CBT attempts to change these core beliefs in order to change a person’s behavior.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a powerful tool for improving one’s mindset, behavior, and overall mental health. Look through our free video library for even more resources and therapy options.

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