CPT Tools to Challenge Beliefs

Speshal-Gautier
D.I.V.E. Therapy & Consulting, LLC

Key Points

  1. Cognitive processing therapy uses tools like problematic thinking handouts and challenging belief worksheets to help patients identify and restructure unhelpful beliefs.
  2. These tools facilitate understanding and addressing common cognitive distortions, such as overgeneralization and black and white thinking.
  3. The case of Mr. Johnson illustrates the successful application of these tools in loosening rigid beliefs formed due to trauma, leading to significant emotional improvement.
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Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) uses a variety of tools to identify and address unhelpful beliefs in patients. These tools are essential in assisting patients to challenge and restructure these beliefs, which are often detrimental to their mental health.

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