What are the key characteristics of cognitive therapy

5-1 Discussion: Cognitive Therapy

Please view the “Case of Tim” video.

After viewing, please answer the following questions:

  1. What are the key characteristics of cognitive therapy that distinguish it from other therapy approaches?
  2. What is the role of the client/therapist relationship from the cognitive therapist’s point of view?
  3. What are some cognitive behavioral techniques used with Tim in his therapy session?
  4. If you were to continue working with Tim as his counselor, what specific cognitive behavioral techniques might you use?
  5. What goals would you have in mind for Tim?

Please include in your answer some of the following “cognitive” terminology: internal dialogue, irrational beliefs, coping-skills program, stress inoculation, unconditional “shoulds,” absolutistic “musts,” faulty assumptions, automatic thinking, self-evaluating, self-sustaining, schema restructuring, cognitive distortions/errors, autosuggestion, blame, arbitrary inferences, A-B-C theory, Socratic questioning, distortion of reality, disputing irrational beliefs, over generalization, magnification and minimization, polarized thinking, cognitive restructuring.

Please be sure to ask questions and comment on your peers’ responses, and respond to their questions and comments regarding your own response.

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric. Attach

Case of Tim video link

youtu.be/tcryfuenp2c?si=8Neq1d1Hcl6b7s7P

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