Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Negative Thoughts
The basis of cognitive behavioral therapy is that situations themselves don’t upset people, but rather the meaning that people give those situations. If an individual has negative thoughts, they can’t see that their perception doesn’t fit. They continue to have the same thoughts and fail to learn new things. A depressed person, for instance, might think when they wake up that they can’t face going to work. They might believe that they feel awful and that nothing will go right. If they stay home from work because of these thoughts, they won’t find out if their beliefs are wrong. Their thoughts may develop further and lead them to believe that they’re useless, weak, and a failure.
These negative thoughts can even trigger negative emotions and behaviors, making individuals feel bad about themselves. In this case, these negative emotions may also make them more likely to avoid going to work. This vicious cycle can occur with other mental health conditions, including eating disorders.
Cognitive behavioral therapy helps clients recognize these patterns and teaches them to step away from their automatic negative thoughts and test them first. With the depressed individual, for example, cognitive behavioral therapy would encourage them to examine real-life situations to see what happens. The goal of cognitive behavioral therapy is to correct these distorted beliefs.
The Three Basic Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Therapies That Utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CBT Techniques for Eating Disorders
We utilize cognitive behavioral therapy in combination with other therapies to treat anorexia disorder, binge eating disorder, bulimia disorder, compulsive exercise disorder, other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED), purging disorder, unspecified feeding or eating
disorder (UFED), co-occurring substance use disorder, and dual diagnosis mental health disorders.
Cognitive Therapy Programs at Magnolia Creek
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Benefits