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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Refers to any of a number of empirically proven psychotherapeutic treatment modalities whose goal is to reprogram negative emotions and behaviors. Patients typically see results within a very short series of sessions, so CBT is also quite cost-effective.

Example: With the help of her therapist, the patient realized that her negative interpretations of neutral events were making her life more difficult than necessary. Within a few sessions, she was successfully noticing and redirecting her thought processes when they began to veer toward unreasonable negativity.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from