Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Ncfe L 5

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STUDENT NAME: xxxx xxxxx STUDENT NUMBER: xxxxxxxx DATE: 09 January 2013 COURSE: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy NCFE L 5 ASSIGNMENT: Eight TUTOR: xxxxx xxxxxxxxx Assignment Eight: Questions 1. Define in simple terms what CBT means (5) 2. Name four common areas for the use of CBT (5) 3. Define REBT (5) 4. What key things do we need to remember with a client before using REBT? (5) 5. What is the key philosophy of CRT (5) 6. Choose three types of confronting using CRT and explain them in your own words using examples (5) 7. What is ‘Attributional’ therapy in your own words (5) 1 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a form of psychotherapy developed from a combination of cognitive therapy and behavioural therapy. The aim of CBT is to change unhealthy/faulty thinking and behaviours. The approach is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and the resulting behaviours rather than external events. By identifying and challenging unhealthy or faulty thinking patterns and beliefs the thinking patterns can be replaced by more rational and healthy alternatives. 2 CBT can be used with many different problem areas including depression, anxiety, anger and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). For CFS CBT can useful in helping the client to balance negative thoughts with more realistic alternatives while using other CBT techniques to help the client to increase their level of activity. When used with anger issues, CBT techniques can help a client to identify the thinking that triggers the anger, for example automatically thinking you are right and other people are wrong. The ABC form can be used to practice writing down unhealthy angry thoughts on paper and replacing them with healthy alternative thoughts. There are a number of ways in that CBT can help people who have problems with anxiety, starting with
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