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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy




Cognitive-behavioral therapy does not exist as a distinct therapeutic technique. The term "cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)" is a very general term for a classification of therapies with similarities. 


Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy,(REBT) Cognitive Therapy,(CT) Rational Behavior Therapy,(RET) Rational Living Therapy,(RLT) Schema Focused Therapy,(SFT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)


Originated by Albert Ellis, Ph.D. in the mid-1950.  Ellis developed his approach in reaction to his disliking of the in-efficient and in-directive nature of Psychoanalysis.Source: National Association for Cognitive - Behavioral Therapies


Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy...
is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the important role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. 


The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel / act better even if the situation does not change.


Source: National Association for Cognitive - Behavioral Therapies


Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, (REBT)REBT is a practical, action-oriented approach to coping with problems and enhancing personal growth. REBT places a good deal of its focus on the present: on currently-held attitudes, painful emotions and maladaptive behaviors that can sabotage a fuller experience of life…



Source: Albert Ellis Institute.