Positive cognitive-behavioral therapy, or positive CBT is the integration of positive psychology applications within the cognitive-behavioral therapy model.
How to Do Activity Scheduling: 6 Templates & Worksheets
The activities we engage in influence how we feel. And yet, when depressed, clients often find themselves unable to do those things that bring enjoyment [...]
What Is Behavior Therapy? Your Ultimate Practitioner’s Guide
“Behavioral modification therapy is as easy as ABC: antecedents, behavior, consequences” was a catchphrase we used when I was a mental health nurse preparing long-stay [...]
How to Design Homework in CBT That Will Engage Your Clients
Homework assignments have been a central feature of the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) process since the 1970s (Kazantzis, 2005). Take-home assignments provide the opportunity to transfer [...]
The Birth of Online Behavioral Interventions
Behavioral interventions encourage new and increase existing positive behaviors while reducing or ending unhelpful ones (Cutler, 2004). They are used to manage and treat a [...]
What Is a Thought Diary in CBT? 5 Templates and Examples
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the central tenet that our thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs determine how we feel and behave (Edelman, 2018). And [...]
What Is Wellbeing Therapy & How Does It Work?
Psychotherapy has traditionally been focused on healing people and bringing them up to their usual level of functioning. While addressing psychological ailments is crucial for [...]
Thought Records in CBT: 7 Examples and Templates
The idea that our thoughts determine how we feel and behave is the cornerstone of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The good news is that by helping [...]
Catastrophizing and Decatastrophizing: A Comprehensive Guide
If your imagination has ever run amok, dragging you through a repeat cycle of worst possible scenarios, then you likely understand the concept of ‘catastrophizing.’ [...]
16 Decatastrophizing Tools, Worksheets, and Role-Plays
In moments of panic, we often assume the worst will happen. However, when we continually overestimate the likelihood of disaster and doubt our ability to cope, [...]
What Is a Functional Analysis of Behavior in CBT?
Behaviors do not occur in isolation. In order to change a behavior, we need to understand why we act that way in the first place. [...]