What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a type of psychotherapy based on the idea that how we think affects how we feel and behave. Mental health counselors use CBT to address problems such as depression, anxiety, addictions, and more. This video provides an overview of the theory underpinning Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and how it is actually applied in session. Each section provides examples to make CBT easy to understand.

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“Perspectives” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

20 thoughts on “What is CBT?”

  1. Great video! I am writing a paper about CBT and your video helped a lot. What sources/books/articles would you recommend to look into about CBT?

  2. I just got out of the hospital. One of my favorite group leaders "Marty" talked about CBT and "Pills and Skills" you can't have one without the other when you have severe mental illness. My new therepist does not know CBT. I hope he is open to learn or I can stay motivated to help myself. I really like your videos.

  3. Francesca Agyeman

    oh I did something similar with my clinical phycologist where I had to write down my thoughts, feelings and behaviours for the past.

  4. Shaine MacDonald

    Your glasses should be the opposite. The expression "rose coloured glasses" means a positive outlook on life!

  5. Demian Rubalcaba

    Hello. This was great! May I use it on my website as a resource to my clients? I would be happy to create a link to your website if you would like.

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