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cognitive therapy

noun

  1. a form of therapy for depression in which the goal is to diminish symptoms by correcting distorted thinking based on negative self-perceptions and expectations.


cognitive therapy

noun

  1. psychol a form of psychotherapy in which the patient is encouraged to change the way he sees the world and himself: used particularly to treat depression


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After graduating from Brown University in 1942, he entered medical school at Yale University, where he overcame his fear of medical settings through an early form of self-administered cognitive therapy.

Cognitive therapy is important among these; we will discuss its purpose and methods later.

Rational-emotive therapy is the most widespread approach to cognitive therapy, so we will examine Ellis's approach in some detail.

Cognitive therapy, discussed in Chapter 10, is especially concerned with this influence of thoughts on emotions.

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