This course explores the main aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and provides a general overview of the topic. After an introduction, the following topics are discussed in individual lectures:
The following section will cover basic principles of CBT so students can better understand important concepts . The following areas are addressed:
The origin and history of CBT therapy
Terms and definitions that students will need to know
Key principles of the cognitive model
The following section of the course will teach students about how CBT is applied and implemented. The following areas are addressed:
The following section will discuss different categories of negative thinking and cognitive distortions. The section afterwards will discuss interventions and techniques that are commonly used by the therapist/counselor. Each category of negative thinking and each intervention will have it's own lecture.
The course concludes with a discussion on the limitations of CBT, supplemental therapies and alternative therapies.
The course contains a variety of resources that the student can use to improve their understanding of CBT and for practice purposes. These resources are:
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