Mechanism of change in cognitive therapy

In the video we watched with Dr. Rapee, how does the client’s completion of a thought record sheet correspond to the A-B-C model?

How does the A-B-C model relate to the mechanism of change in cognitive therapy – what part of the model is the focus of change and why?

What does the ABC model represent?

The ABC model is a tool used in cognitive behavioral therapy to recognize irrational events and beliefs. It stands for antecedents, beliefs, and consequences. The goal of the ABC model is to learn to use rational thinking to respond to situations in a healthy way.

How do you use ABC model in CBT?

The ABC model is a basic CBT technique. It’s a framework that assumes your beliefs about a specific event affect how you react to that event.

What are the three 3 ABCs of attitudes and when are the times attitudes become predictive of our behavior?

The principle of attitude consistency (that for any given attitude object, the ABCs of affect, behavior, and cognition are normally in line with each other) thus predicts that our attitudes (for instance, as measured via a self-report measure) are likely to guide behavior.

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