Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioural therapy is a broadened group containing both cognitive and behavioural approaches. There's strong evidence for its effectiveness

Six Phases

  1. Assessment (identify maladaptive belief/behaviour)
  2. Reconceptualization (cognitive readjusting of belief)
  3. Skills acquisition (new behaviour change)
  4. Skills consolidation and application training (concrete new behaviour)
  5. Generalisation and maintenance
  6. Post-treatment assessment follow-up


E.g. It would take a cognitive approach about a belief (e.g. fast heart beat) and perform an experiment to demonstrate it (e.g. running up stairs for a minute to show that nobody died).