cognitive therapy


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cognitive therapy

n.
A form of psychotherapy using imagery, self-instruction, and related techniques to alter distorted attitudes and perceptions.

cognitive therapy

n
(Psychiatry) psychol a form of psychotherapy in which the patient is encouraged to change the way he or sees the world and himself or herself: used particularly to treat depression

cog′nitive ther′apy


n.
a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the correction of distorted thinking associated with faulty self-perception and unrealistic expectations.
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Cognitive therapy, which is aimed at using thinking to challenge and alter thoughts and behaviors, can provide some relief.
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Cognitive therapy helps depressed patients recognize and remedy negative thinking or dysfunctional thinking patterns.
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provide a guide for psychologists, social workers, school clinicians, teachers, and other professionals to conducting cognitive therapy with students in grades six through 12 in school settings.
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