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Beck's Cognitive Therapy
This paper defines, applies and evaluates Aaron Beck's cognitive therapy.
# 8170 | 1,350 words | 7 sources | APA | 2002
Published on Feb 05, 2003 in Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Therapies)

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The author states that cognitive therapy relates to how a person thinks and attempts to resolve the patients' problems by changing how they think. The author believes that the strengths of cognitive therapy is that it is a comforting process and an action-oriented approach focused in the present. The author continues that the weakness is it may not work in extreme cases.

Table of Contents
Applications of Cognitive Therapy
Listening to Internal Dialogue
Dream Therapy
Conditions Treated by Cognitive Therapy
Suicide Prevention
Strengths and Weaknesses
Ellis' Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET)
Strengths and Weaknesses

From the Paper:

"Beck believed that problems resulted from cognitive distortions, that is, were based in a person's thinking. Beck believed that a person's thought, beliefs, attitudes and perceptions were the basis for what emotions they would experience and how intense those emotions would be and that by changing the thinking a person could change their experience."

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