Cognitive Distortions and Thinking Errors of CBT (revisited)
May 23, 2016 Leave a comment
-CBT perspective –– learning to spot intrusiveness in thought[cognitive] processes:
Cognitive Distortions is just another term for “Thought Errors” or “Thinking Errors”. A common strategy for a client of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, for mood disorder (including depression), anxiety disorder and emotional management, is to: “Catch”, and then “Correct” Cognitive Distortions, aka “Thinking Errors” or ” Thought errors”, before they trigger more intrusive thoughts, moods or actions.
Thought Errors are usually described as thought in symbols and verbal language, that are irrational and self-defeating, and that lead to intrusions in ones life. Because clients seeking Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (C.B.T.) are often hypersensitive to judgment and self-judgement , cognitive distortion maybe the preferred wordage to Errors. The jargon is descriptive rather than definitive of processes, with the purpose of overall treatment.
An common Example of Cognitive Distortion is:
“I’m going to the a meeting today. I’m sure that its going to be a disaster. What If I lose…
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