Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Introduction to CBT. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is based on the observation that cognition, emotion, and behavior are reciprocally related . Emotion. James-Lange Theory of Emotion Action or response precedes emotion I run, therefore I must be afraid.
Introduction to CBT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is based on the observation that cognition, emotion, and behavior are reciprocally related.
Early acquired schema (probably prior to age 8 or so) form our basic assumptions about ourselves and the world and the relationship between those two. They form our Core Beliefs or Basic Beliefs.
Schema tend to be partial constructs, usually operating outside our awareness. They tend to be fragmentary, visceral, iconic vs. verbal. They are presumed true, unquestioned.
They tell us what signposts to look out for and what to do along the way.
They form a basis for our personalities, making our cognition, emotion, and behavior consistent across time and situation.
Cognitive Error is inevitable. It occurs simply because of the way the brain works. It is desirable – if we did not sort and categorize, we could not learn.It is beatable under certain circumstances – we can learn to notice, catch, interrupt, and do something else with our tendency toward error.
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Symptoms from DSM