Key Assumptions of The Cognitive Perspective. Individuals who suffer from mental disorders have distorted and irrational thinking – which may cause maladaptive behaviour. It is the way you think about the problem rather than the problem itself which causes the mental disorder.
disorders by learning to use more
Negative Automatic Thoughts
Meet with a therapist for between 5 and 20, weekly, or fortnightly sessions.
Each session will last between 30 and 60 minutes.
Clients can become dependant on their therapist, or non-cooperative
CBT is not effective for people with rigid attitudes or resistance to change,
or for people who have high stress levels in response to genuinely difficult life circumstances (depressive realism)
CBT is not a quick fix. A therapist is like a personal trainer that advises and encourages - but cannot 'do' it for the client.
"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thought. With our thoughts, we make our world."