What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

When we think about cognitive behavioural therapy we think about those with behavioural problems. Cognitive behavioural therapy, also known as CBT is reviewing an individual’s mood, emotions, behaviour and reactions. This is analysed in line with how an individual reacts around other people, environments and objects.

With all types of therapy you will find pros and cons, however cognitive behavioural therapy has proven to be a great asset for children and young people, as it allows more opportunity to explore their emotions and discuss reasoning behind behaviour changes. Through CBT, we can identify other avenues leading to behavioural problems such as stress and anxiety.

Cognitive behavioural therapy was by Albert Ellis relating to his work of Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy. From this, he broke down his techniques and processes and created CBT. Through his study, it was proved that emotions had a huge impact on how a person perceives themself. The studies were very intense and have shown how irrationality, negativity, positivism and goal setting all link with cognitive approaches.

Usually, the use of CBT is more effective when there is a group, this will give more benefits to the individuals who can share feelings and emotions as well as experiences which support others. While in therapy groups, direct observations are carried out looking at elements of behaviour and possible links to psychological disorders.

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