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Positive CBT

Positive cognitive-behavioral therapy, or positive CBT is the integration of positive psychology applications within the cognitive-behavioral therapy model.

Behavior Therapies

What Is Behavior Therapy? Your Ultimate Practitioner’s Guide

“Behavioral modification therapy is as easy as ABC: antecedents, behavior, consequences” was a catchphrase we used when I was a mental health nurse preparing long-stay [...]

Homework in CBT

How to Design Homework in CBT That Will Engage Your Clients

Homework assignments have been a central feature of the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) process since the 1970s (Kazantzis, 2005). Take-home assignments provide the opportunity to transfer [...]

Behavioral interventions

The Birth of Online Behavioral Interventions

Behavioral interventions encourage new and increase existing positive behaviors while reducing or ending unhelpful ones (Cutler, 2004). They are used to manage and treat a [...]

Thought diary

What Is a Thought Diary in CBT? 5 Templates and Examples

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the central tenet that our thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs determine how we feel and behave (Edelman, 2018). And [...]

Wellbeing Therapy

What Is Wellbeing Therapy & How Does It Work?

Psychotherapy has traditionally been focused on healing people and bringing them up to their usual level of functioning. While addressing psychological ailments is crucial for [...]

Thought Records in CBT: 7 Examples and Templates

The idea that our thoughts determine how we feel and behave is the cornerstone of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The good news is that by helping [...]

catastrophizing-decatastrophizing

Catastrophizing in Psychology (& How to Decatastrophize)

If your imagination has ever run amok, dragging you through a repeat cycle of worst possible scenarios, then you likely understand the concept of ‘catastrophizing.’ [...]

Decatastrophizing Tools

16 Decatastrophizing Tools, Worksheets, and Role-Plays

In moments of panic, we often assume the worst will happen. However, when we continually overestimate the likelihood of disaster and doubt our ability to cope, [...]

functional analysis of behavior

What Is a Functional Analysis of Behavior in CBT?

Behaviors do not occur in isolation. In order to change a behavior, we need to understand why we act that way in the first place. [...]

What Is Cognitive Bias? 7 Examples & Resources (Incl. Codex)

We are often presented with situations in life when we need to make a decision with imperfect information, and we unknowingly rely on prejudices or [...]

3 Positive CBT Exercises (PDF)