Andrew Pomerantz Defines Cognitive Therapy

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    • 00:11

      ANDREW POMERANTZ: Cognitive therapy was originallycreated by Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis, a couple of pioneersin this field, whose ideas were a bitdifferent from each other, but who agreed on many things.The definition of cognitive therapyis one thing they agreed on.The goal of cognitive therapy, the primary goal,is to help a client think more rationally, or more logically.

    • 00:34

      ANDREW POMERANTZ [continued]: To help them identify illogical thoughtsthat are leading to unnecessary depression, anxiety,or other undesired experiences.Identify those illogical beliefs, replace themwith more logical beliefs.And then that would lead them to experience less depression,

    • 00:57

      ANDREW POMERANTZ [continued]: anxiety, et cetera.Cognitive therapy has quite a bit of evidencebehind it, at this point.It is an extremely evidence based approachfor a wide range of psychological disorders.For good reason, it has risen in popularity over the years.To the point where, among clinical psychologists,cognitive psychotherapy is the most widely endorsed approach

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      ANDREW POMERANTZ [continued]: to psychotherapy.More than psycho dynamic, or behavioral, or humanistic,or any other particular approach.And it's used in a wide range of applications.One that comes to mind is the useof cognitive therapy for people undergoing medical issues,medical problems.One example of that would be people

    • 01:45

      ANDREW POMERANTZ [continued]: who are either approaching a surgery,or who have just experienced a surgery.If they have irrational, illogical thoughts about whatthe aftereffects of the surgery will be,what their life will be like afterwards,those thoughts cannot only contribute to them feelingdepressed or anxious about it, but can also worsen or lengthen

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      ANDREW POMERANTZ [continued]: their medical condition.Whereas, if those thoughts are made more logical, or mademore rational, with the help of a clinical psychologist,or a similar therapist, they can benefit both psychologicallyand physically as well.

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Professor Andrew Pomerantz defines cognitive theory as helping someone expel irrational thoughts and replace them with more logical ones.

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Andrew Pomerantz Defines Cognitive Therapy

Professor Andrew Pomerantz defines cognitive theory as helping someone expel irrational thoughts and replace them with more logical ones.

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