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Chapter 25- Cognitive Behaviour Modification
- cognitive behaviour- covert verbal or imaginal behaviour.
Examples: thinking, talking to yourself, imagining specific
behaviours or situations
- cognitive behaviour modification procedures- used to help
people change some aspect of their cognitive behaviour.
Includes procedures to help people eliminate undesirable
cognitive behaviours and teach more desirable behaviours
- a behavioural excess is an undesirable cognitive behaviour
the person would seek to decrease (suicidal thoughts, low
- a behavioural deficit is a desirable cognitive behaviour the
person would seek to increase (self confidence, self
- cognitive restructuring- the client learns to identify
thoughts that are distressing and then learns to eliminate
those thoughts or to replace them with more desirable
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