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Another CT Myth… Put on those Rose-Colored Glasses

Here's another one of the most common misunderstandings about Cognitive Therapy:  Myth: Cognitive Therapy simply teaches people to put on "rose-colored glasses" and see everything in a positive light, even if a situation really is negative. Fact: Cognitive Therapy does not try to teach people to view things more positively. What Cognitive Therapy does is teach people to view things more realistically. When someone has a psychiatric disorder, he or she often sees situations in a distorted manner (for an explanation of…
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CT Myths: Three of the Most Common Misunderstandings about Cognitive Therapy

Myth: Cognitive Therapy (CT) is all about changing your thinking, and does not involve behavioral change. Fact: Actually, Cognitive Therapy (developed by Aaron T. Beck, M.D. in the 1960s) addresses your thinking, emotions, behaviors, and physiological symptoms (if applicable). Cognitive Therapy (CT) is called Cognitive Therapy because it is based on the premise that your underlying beliefs about yourself, others and the world influence the way you perceive situations, and prompt you to have certain thoughts,…
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