Positive CBT

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

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

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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

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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 […]

The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

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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

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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 […]

Values Clarification: How Reflection On Core Values Is Used In CBT

Values Clarification: How Reflection On Core Values Is Used In CBT

Values clarification is a technique used in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that aims to help people understand their value systems. This article will cover what values clarification is and why it's important in CBT. Finally, this article will cover how to use values clarification in therapy. This article contains: What Is […]

Albert Ellis’ ABC Model in the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Spotlight

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Albert Ellis's ABC Model is a major part of his rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT). REBT served as a sort of precursor to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and the ABC Model is now a treatment commonly used in CBT interventions. This article will cover what the ABC Model is, how it and […]

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

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

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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

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

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? CBT's Definition & Meaning

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

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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 […]

Why Adding Mental Contrasting to Your Wishes Can Be So Effective

"Think positive." How many times has someone given you a variation of this advice? It is the motto of the modern human, the product of our revitalized, even sensational, interest in the powers of positive thinking. And it is not horrible advice either. But is it all good? “Positive thinking fools […]

Delayed Gratification: Learning to Pass the Marshmallow Test

If given a choice between receiving ten dollars today and one hundred dollars tomorrow, most of us would likely opt for the latter. This kind of decision-making process is what psychologists call delayed gratification, and we practice it every time we consciously forgo immediate rewards to reap the benefits of […]

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

Using Positive CBT with children and adolescents

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 […]

Which Works Better, Positive Psychotherapy or CBT?

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In describing Positive Psychotherapy (PPT) Seligman, Rashid and Parks (2006) posed the following question: “What kind of brain survived the ice ages? The one that assumed the good weather would last, or the one that was strongly biased toward anticipating disaster?” PPT is intended to counter our ‘default setting’ toward […]