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Overview Of CBT

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for a wide variety of mental and physical health conditions. This information handout describes some of the key principles.

Overview of CBT is a simple explanation of how early experiences shape our core beliefs which, in turn, affect how we make sense of situations in the here-and-now.

This is a Psychology Tools information handout. Suggested uses include:

  • Client handout – use as a psychoeducation resource
  • Discussion point – use to provoke a discussion and explore client beliefs
  • Therapist learning tool – improve your familiarity with a psychological construct
  • Teaching resource – use as a learning tool during training
  • Beck, A. T. (Ed.). (1979). Cognitive therapy of depression. Guilford Press.

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