cognitive therapy

noun
|Updated on: 30 Jul 2018

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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1970

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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 modification

cognitive therapist

noun

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