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What Is CBT (Part II)?


We have begun talking about a popular form of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

CBT is based on several assumptions, the first of which is that beliefs, behaviors, and feelings are interconnected. I examined this premise in my previous article.

Today I will explore the second assumption.

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  • April 7, 2018 at 10:50 am

    The problem with CBT is that is doesn’t provide insight into the nature of “bad thoughts.” One can be taught to challenge the thought, for instance, that says, “I’m a loser.” However, CBT doens’t delve into where the thought came from in the first place–lying parents, evil teachers, etc.–and teaches the patient to continually challenge and overcome it. Even worse, the patient may devise ways to overcome that thought that are themselves flawed–one need not use a crutch to support a healthy limb.

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