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Forum: Cognitive Therapy July 26th, 2011, 10:04 AM
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Posted By James Pretzer
Do rational responses and behavioral experiements have different effects?

It has been argued that different CBT interventions operate through different mechanisms of change. For example:

Bennet-Levy, J. (2003). Mechanisms of change in cognitive therapy: The case of...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy June 9th, 2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 53,404
Posted By James Pretzer
Re: Is it important to change the client's dysfunctional cognitions?

The Longmore & Worrell (2007) article is a good one. Thanks for calling it to our attention. I'd encourage anyone interested in this topic to take a look at it. I'd also encourage them to think...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy April 4th, 2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 53,404
Posted By James Pretzer
Despite theoretical debates, sometimes cognitive changes have major benefits

A recently-published study examined the role of cognitive change (change in catastrophic misinterpretations of bodily sensations) in the treatment of panic disorder. Participants were 43 adults...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy December 12th, 2005, 10:55 PM
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Posted By James Pretzer
Re: Is it important to change the client's dysfunctional cognitions?

I think ACT (and DBT) makes some good points and raises some important issues. However, I have some problems with the way in which the differences between CT and ACT are discussed by some ACTers. ...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy April 18th, 2005, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By James Pretzer
Changing dysfunctional cognitions vs changing the relationship to the cognitions

Good point. I like Hayes' idea that we need to help clients change their relationship to their dysfunctional thoughts and I agree that this has been implicit in Beckian CT. Perhaps if we look at it...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy March 31st, 2005, 10:22 PM
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Posted By James Pretzer
CT as increasing coherence in the client's cognitions

This is an interesting concept that I haven't seen developed in the literature. However, there is a lot that I haven't read so I may have missed it.

The idea that the coherence (or lack...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy January 14th, 2005, 10:45 PM
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Views: 53,404
Posted By James Pretzer
Re: Is it important to change the client's dysfunctional cognitions?

It is not easy to define terms precisely and then get everyone to agree to the definition (no matter what one's theoretical orientation is) and it certainly would be a good thing if there were more...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy November 6th, 2004, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By James Pretzer
Why is it so hard to change the client's dysfunctional cognitions?

As you suggest, there can be a variety of reasons that it is "slow going" when we try to change the client's dysfunctional cognitions. Here are a number of points that come to mind:

You refer to...
Forum: Cognitive Therapy October 9th, 2004, 09:34 PM
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Posted By James Pretzer
Is it important to change the client's dysfunctional cognitions?

It may seem to go without saying that CT's attempts to modify automatic thoughts, dysfunctional beliefs, and cognitive distortions are responsible for CT's effects and that therefore, that it is...
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