the method of treatment that focuses on
helping someone learn and use new
thinking skills to modify negative behavior.
it is comprised of both cognitive
(pertaining to the mental processes of
perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning),
and behavioral factors.
the stratagies of the therapy are to uncover
irrational and problematic thinking modes
that often accompany psycholgical distress.
basically, how you think is how you feel.
the goal is to challenge and change negative,
behavioral techniques work along the premise
that maladaptive behavires are learned, and
can be unlearned as well.
the tools used are training in assertiveness,
relaxation and desensitivation to feared objects.
together, cognitive and behavioral strategies
create a balanced approach to understanding
and treating common life problems.
by examining how we view ourselves and
our enviornment, the goal is to effect positive
and lasting change through modification of
maladaptive thoughts or behaviors.
our feelings are influenced by the ways we
view life events.
by changing these thoughts, one can change
resulting feelings as well.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Posted by Fireman John at 10:28 AM