Cognitive Therapy Techniques
Cognitive therapy (CT) techniques are often challenging and specific. It is usually a here-and-now type of psychotherapy.
Self-monitoring uses forms such as the Dysfunctional Thoughts Record. Thought sampling means of obtaining samples of thoughts outside of therapy Socratic dialogue helps to challenge maladaptive beliefs and assumptions. Challenging absolutes include words such as “everyone”, “never”, and “always”.
Reattribution is helping clients distribute responsibility for an event.
Decatastrophizing is designed to explore actual rather than feared events.
Scaling is used in challenging dichotomous thinking.
Homework assignment is practicing of techniques learned in the office.
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