CBT and christianity : strategies and resources for by Michael L. Free

By Michael L. Free

While Cognitive Behavioral treatment (CBT) is an empirically-supported remedy, many behavioral and analytical psychotherapists additionally realize the therapeutic strength of spiritual trust. CBT and Christianity deals CBT therapists an authoritative, useful, and complete source for counseling consumers with an allegiance to the Christian religion. This cutting edge new remedy process compares the teachings of Jesus to modern cognitive treatments, describing various profitable evaluation and therapy techniques with Christian consumers via incorporating the lessons of Jesus into logical considering, schema amendment, and devoted habit switch. readability is additional greater via various particular examples, descriptions of frequent equipment, and supplemental assets supplied by way of the writer. by means of combining powerful remedies with sensitivity to non secular convictions, CBT and Christianity deals leading edge insights into the non secular and mental overall healthiness of consumers with Christian beliefs.

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CBT and christianity : strategies and resources for reconciling faith in therapy

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26 CBT and Christianity Similarities amongst the three main schools of cognitive therapy Probably the important thing for this book is that all three of REBT, CT and SFT involve: •• dysfunctional cognitive content •• dysfunctional cognitive process •• associated counterproductive behaviour •• recurrent themes and patterns that can be identified in the content, process, and behaviour. These themes and patterns involve lack of logic, and n­egative content about the self, the world and interpersonal matters.

It will also use the latest scholarship concerning the text that contains the records of his teaching, the collection of documents known as the Gospels in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The records of Jesus the person Christianity is based on the Christian Bible, a collection of writings covering two thousand years of Jewish history, especially the ‘New Testament’, which is a collection of writings detailing the acts and teachings of Jesus, an itinerant teacher in first‐century Palestine, and issues related to the growth of the religion in the first century ce.

REBT maintains that emotive disturbance is the result of the absoluteness of the irrational beliefs. Dryden and Branch list four types of rational beliefs: non‐dogmatic prefer­ ences, non‐awfulising beliefs, high frustration tolerance beliefs and self‐ acceptance/other acceptance/life‐acceptance beliefs. An important aspect of these beliefs is that they are relative and non‐extreme. Rational beliefs are asso­ ciated with effective emotional functioning. REBT also recognises ‘action tendencies’.

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