-Short-Term (8-10 sessions)
-Measurable (graphs), to show improvement/changes
-It’s all about inner thoughts.
-Main belief behind CBT – not about what happens to us in our life, but how we think about what has happened to us. In other words, what we gave meaning to a prior event – I’m not worthy; he didn’t care about me; “beliefs”.
-Thought-tracking – have patient keep track of all “automatic thoughts”, so we can notice what are usually unnoticed thoughts.
-Underlying assumptions. Find some downward arrow associative questions. For example, “I’m not worth it”. Ask what does that mean. Keep asking. Keep going down. Create conscious logic/reason awareness towards resolving what the core belief is.
-Thought-stopping – Tell people to say “Stop”. Some people may need to externally verbalize “Stop” in order to hear their own words. DBT, Mindfulness is related.
-Catastrophizing. Jump to conclusions. Black/White thinking.