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About The Seminar
Mental health professionals practicing a cognitive-behavioral approach are limited by their ability to recognize irrational thoughts, just as a dermatologist's effectiveness is dependent on his / her ability to recognize skin diseases. The effectiveness of "CBT" is a function of the therapist's ability to recognize irrational thoughts.
Mental mistakes / cognitive distortions / thinking errors play a role in all learned emotional and behavioral problems.
We want these mistakes to sound like noise to us so that we can easily identify them.
This extremely important seminar will equip you to:
-- recognize the 26 mental mistakes
-- understand how and why they are mistakes
-- help the mistakes sound like noise to the client
-- convey to the client that they are mistakes
-- help clients correct those mistakes
When clinicians are equipped with those skills, their effectiveness increases dramatically.
1. Identify at least ten cognitive distortions
2. Discuss the magical irrational should
3. Practice recognizing fifteen cognitive distortions
Discounting the Positive
Jumping to Conclusions
Confusion of Need and Want
Confusion of Inability and Unwillingness
Confusion of Choice and Force
Being Upset About the Idea of Something Rather Than the Consequences of It
Too Much / Too Little Mistake
Correlation vs. Causation Confusion
Confusion Possibility and Probability
Personalization and Blame
Emotional Reasoning / Gut Thinking
Confusing Relying and Depending