cognitive therapy

noun

Definition of cognitive therapy

: psychotherapy that emphasizes the substitution of desirable patterns of thinking for maladaptive or faulty ones especially : cognitive behavioral therapy abbreviation CT — compare behavior therapy

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Recent Examples on the Web Treatment for more extreme levels of anxiety require effective psychotherapy with a mental health professional who can offer cognitive therapy or other treatments that gradually expose a person to a stressful situation to resolve their fears. Melba Newsome, Scientific American, 3 May 2021 Martin’s tools for dismantling the moods — or, ideally, curbing them from the outset — borrow from cognitive therapy, Buddhism, New Age pop psychology and neuroscience. Rachel Rosenblit, Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2020 Contribute to health insurance packages for artists to receive medical, dental, vision, cognitive therapy, substance abuse programs, counseling etc. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 2 Sep. 2020 As treatment, Jaywant, his fellow psychologists, and respiratory therapists use a range of mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and breathing techniques that can slow heart rate and quell fears. Gabrielle Glaser, STAT, 28 Aug. 2020 Her stay was followed by months of extensive physical and cognitive therapy. Halley Bondy, NBC News, 19 Dec. 2019 In contrast, systems such as cognitive therapy, self-compassion, prayer and visualization counter the ambient narrative’s unsettling tone with more reassuring thoughts and images. James Carmody, The Conversation, 10 Jan. 2020 In the years after he was first diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1990, Staglin has learned, through trial and error, how to manage the illness with medication and cognitive therapy. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, 16 Oct. 2019 Layard points out that spiritual practices ranging from meditation to positive psychology to cognitive therapy can also feed an inner life. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 30 Sep. 2019

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Cognitive therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cognitive%20therapy. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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cognitive therapy

noun

Medical Definition of cognitive therapy

: psychotherapy that emphasizes the substitution of desirable patterns of thinking for maladaptive or faulty ones especially : cognitive behavioral therapy abbreviation CT — compare behavior therapy

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