cognitive therapy


cognitive therapy
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. Also called cognitive behavior therapy.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cognitive therapy — n psychotherapy esp. for depression that emphasizes the substitution of desirable patterns of thinking for maladaptive or faulty ones compare BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION cognitive therapist n * * * a form of psychotherapy based on the belief that… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cognitive therapy — This article is about Aaron Beck s Cognitive Therapy. For the superordinate school of psychotherapy, see Cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive therapy Intervention MeSH D015928 Cognitive therapy (CT) is a type o …   Wikipedia

  • cognitive therapy — a form of psychotherapy based on the belief that psychological problems are the products of faulty ways of thinking about the world. For example, a depressed patient may use wrongly negative automatic associations in everyday situations. The… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cognitive therapy — noun Date: 1976 psychotherapy especially for depression that emphasizes the substitution of desirable patterns of thinking for maladaptive or faulty ones …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cognitive therapy — noun a type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged …   English new terms dictionary

  • cognitive therapy — cog′nitive ther′apy n. pst a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the correction of distorted thinking associated with faulty self perception and unrealistic expectations …   From formal English to slang

  • cognitive therapy — noun : psychotherapy especially for depression that emphasizes the substitution of desirable patterns of thinking for maladaptive or faulty ones compare behavior modification herein …   Useful english dictionary

  • cognitive therapy and hallucinations —    Cognitive therapy (CT) is also known as cognitive behavioural therapy. Both terms are indebted to the Latin noun cognoscere, which means to learn or to scrutinize. They refer to a psychotherapeutic intervention that aims to reduce the… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy — (MBCT) is psychological therapy which blends features of cognitive therapy with mindfulness techniques of Buddhism. MBCT involves accepting thoughts and feelings without judgement rather than trying to push them out of consciousness, with a goal… …   Wikipedia

  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy — (MBCT) is a method of therapy which blends features of two disciplines:*Cognitive therapy aims to identify and alter cognitive distortions (warped or inaccurate thoughts); *Mindfulness is a meditative practice from Buddhism, which aims to help… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.