Cognitive Restructuring: Techniques, Definition & Examples


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Cognitive restructuring is a therapeutic technique used to minimize or overcome what?

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1. Which of the following is an important element of cognitive restructuring?

2. The content of intrusive negative thoughts can be unreasonable and irrational due to which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cognitive restructuring is a technique used in mental health treatment, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the purpose and methods of cognitive restructuring.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Elements of cognitive restructuring
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Vocabulary related to cognitive distortions and involuntary intrusive thoughts
  • Type of cognitive restructuring that helps a person overcome involuntary thoughts or fears about disaster and personal safety

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Socratic questioning and automatic thoughts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cognitive restructuring
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about intrusive thoughts

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychology, review the accompanying lesson on Cognitive Restructuring: Techniques, Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the symptoms of intrusive thoughts
  • Understand how cognitive restructuring works
  • Know different methods of cognitive restructuring