4 CBT techniques – Applied in therapies-

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  CBT Techniques are applied in 2 different ways.

1- (Patient and therapist) during therapy.
2- On your own.

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CBT techniques can be applied during the therapy session.

Psychological diseases using CBT Technique

1- Behavioral problems
2- Depression
3- Anxiety disorders (phobias)
4- Posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT Techniques

According to the CIS, our thoughts are the source of our behaviors and feelings.
Anxiety and negative emotions come from and negative thoughts and beliefs.
Therefore, the main purpose of cognitive behavioral therapy techniques (CBT techniques) is to get rid of negative thoughts and beliefs and gain a positive point of view .


For a positive change in behavioral therapy, the individual is asked to observe the behavior patterns, take notes and gain awareness.

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Staying late is John’s problem. His therapist tells John to keep a note. John keeps a note of what he does every day. After a while, John reads the notes. After reading the notes, he realizes that playing games until late at night is a big problem.

This technique for marriage therapy. The couples who are constantly arguing should understand why they are arguing first. For this, they should take notes. What happened before the debate? Did relatives come home? Maybe the problem is in relationships with relatives.

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cbt is frequently used in family therapies.

Note: These notes increase the patient’s self-awareness during therapy.

Maintaining the CBT

To maintain this positive way of thinking,patient should be rewarded.

When the client applies the techniques given as homework, some psychotherapists apply discounts on the session fee.
Similarly, you can give yourself this reward. For example you are afraid to move to a new house you can reward yourself with your favorite dish after you overcome your fear with cbt techniques

Role Playing

You can apply this technique on your own. Or you can do it with someone you love.But the most efficent way is to see a therapist, because they find the problem and treat their patients accordingly.

Example:  David is afraid of interview,the therapist can play the role of interviewer and analyze his responses.He can see what the problem is and consider how to do it differently next time.

Example:  Alanis 16 years old. Alanis has to read poetry in front of everyone in the classroom. But he is feeling anxious because he has social phobia. To overcome this, a few people can come together and form a classroom environment.

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social phobia and cbt

Exposure Therapy

This cbt techniques is used to treat anxiety.
In exposure therapy, the client confronts the object of fear in a safe environment.
In time, it is intended to desensitize against the fear of this object.
Exposure is carried out in a certain hierarchy.

Consider a child with fear of spiders. First we talk about this child and the animals. Then we talk about animal species. Then we talk about spiders. So we try to reduce the child’s anxiety about spiders. Then they show spiders. In the later stages we can put the spider in a box.

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Last Updated on May 16, 2021 by Marilyn Walker

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