What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? - Definition & Explanation


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Cognitive behavioral therapy sessions usually last for what period of time?

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1. An essential component of weekly cognitive behavioral therapy sessions is

2. Negative core beliefs fall into two categories:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy in which a therapist and patient work together to resolve the patient's harmful thoughts and behaviors. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics of cognitive behavioral therapy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Duration of cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Essential components of therapy
  • Categories of negative core beliefs
  • Purpose of changing a client's thoughts
  • Focus of CBT

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the goals and methods of cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on the focus of CBT and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of therapy, review the accompanying lesson titled What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? - Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Definition of cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Principles of cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Components of cognitive behavioral therapy