Positive CBT

What is a Functional Analysis of Behavior in CBT?

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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. Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a therapeutic modality that considers the triggers (antecedents), thoughts, actions, and consequences that make up a behavior (Bakker, 2008). It is […]

Cognitive Biases Defined: 7 Examples and Resources

We are often presented with situations in life where we need to make a decision with imperfect information, and instead, we unknowingly rely on prejudices or biases. For example, we might: Trust someone more if they’re an authority figure than if they’re not. Assume someone’s gender based on their profession. […]

5 REBT Techniques, Exercises and Worksheets

Rational Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, or REBT, is a style of short-term cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) that was developed in the 1950s by a doctor named Albert Ellis (The Albert Ellis Institute). Ellis trained as a clinical psychologist but found the options for treating his patients lacking. His dissatisfaction with […]

What Is Mental Contrasting and How to Benefit From It?

Can we think about roses when we are about to go bankrupt? We need something more than positive thinking. It is far-fetched to think and believe that humans have an in-built superpower of thinking “good” all the time. Of course, we have the power - the power of thinking, feeling, […]

What is Positive CBT? A Look at Positive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What comes to mind when you hear the word “therapy”? Most people have the vision of what we see in the movies, a doctor seated in his chair, with a pen and pad in hand, while the client lies down and talks about his feelings. Although that is indeed a […]

CBT for Children: 14 Ways Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Benefit Kids

Helping children become aware of the ways in which thoughts can influence emotions and behavior is one of the most valuable lessons we can bequeath. At a time when social, cognitive and emotional development is expeditious, reframing counterproductive thinking and the beliefs that underlie that thinking is integral to navigating […]

8 Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) According to Science

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is considered to be one of the most rapid therapies there is when it comes to getting quick results. CBT is both brief and time-limited in comparison to other types of therapy. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is based upon the idea that our thoughts, not external events like people […]

CBT Explained: An Overview and Summary of CBT

The principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be of great use to those who are practitioners in positive psychology. With a deeper understanding of personal cognition and its relationship to behavior, people can change their lives through changing the way they think. Increasing mindfulness with regard to conscious thought and […]

Albert Ellis' ABC Model in the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Spotlight

Albert Ellis’s ABC Model is a significant part of the form of therapy that he developed, known as Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). REBT served as a sort of precursor to the widely known and applied Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and the ABC Model is still commonly used as a treatment in […]

CBT's Cognitive Restructuring (CR) For Tackling Cognitive Distortions

Do you ever find yourself following a certain train of thought, without consciously deciding to go down that path, that takes you to a sad or upsetting conclusion? I’m going to assume you answered affirmatively since you’re human! (If you’re not a human, feel free to skip this piece.) It’s […]

How to Set Healthy Boundaries: 10 Examples + PDF Worksheets

Setting boundaries is an important part of establishing one’s identity and is a crucial aspect of mental health and well-being. Boundaries can be physical or emotional, and they can range from being loose to rigid, with healthy boundaries often falling somewhere in between. This article will discuss what healthy boundaries […]

30 Best CBT Books to Teach Yourself Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that has been used for decades to treat a variety of disorders, from depression and anxiety to eating disorders and insomnia. One of the exciting aspects of CBT is that it can either be used by therapists to treat their clients or […]

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)? A Psychologist Explains

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy which has become a crucial part of psychology. While it was originally formulated as a treatment for depression, it is now involved in the treatment of many different disorders. This article will define CBT, present a brief historical overview of CBT, and […]

25 CBT Techniques and Worksheets for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Even if you're relatively unfamiliar with psychology, chances are you've heard of cognitive-behavioral therapy, commonly known as CBT. It's an extremely common type of talk therapy practiced around the world. If you’ve ever interacted with a mental health therapist, a counselor, or a psychiatry clinician in a professional setting, it's […]

3 Ways to Use Positive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) With Teens

Positive cognitive behavioral therapy, or positive CBT, is a strengths-based approach with positive psychology roots. The focus is not on what's wrong with the client, but on what is right with them. A positive CBT practitioner focuses on building a client's strengths and uses strategies that clients can use to help cope […]