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Idiot's Guides: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Eileen Bailey, Dr. Jayme Albin

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CHAPTER1

Understanding CBT

In This Chapter

  • How thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are related
  • The four steps of CBT
  • Studying the effectiveness of CBT
  • Determining if CBT is right for you

You may be wondering what, exactly, cognitive behavioral therapy is and whether it could help you. This chapter will answer those questions by explaining the basic premise behind CBT and examining the advantages and disadvantages of this type of therapy. Finally, we help you decide if this is the right therapy for you.

What Is CBT?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on understanding how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors ...

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