The mini e-book CBT Fundamentals gives an overview of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), including some of the key concepts and techniques, both cognitive and behavioural. There is also a look at the CBT strategies that are typically used in the treatment of a number of different mental health conditions and psychological problems, such as anger and low self-esteem.
CBT is considered to be an evidence-based treatment for multiple different conditions, as there is a substantial body of research to support its effectiveness. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s the best fit for every individual, but there may still be aspects of it that work for you.
Topics covered include:
- the ABCs (activating event, beliefs, consequences)
- cognitive distortions
- thought records
- evaluating rules and assumptions
- various cognitive and behavioural interventions, including prolonged exposure
This resource includes a combination of self-help strategies and information that can help you to make a better decision about whether CBT is a good fit for you to pursue with a therapist. Even for people who aren’t interested in CBT as a whole, there are likely some bits and pieces that can be useful for your own self-management.
This resource is available as a downloadable PDF.
Length: 37 pages
CBT Fundamentals is also available as part of the Therapy Mini-Ebook Collection.
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