CBT challenges maladaptive life patterns and beliefs to remove thinking errors or cognitive distortions. Replacing cognitive distortions like; Overgeneralizing, magnifying negatives, minimizing positives and catastrophizing" with thoughts based in facts void of negative judgments decreases emotional distress and self-defeating behavior"
- Skills acquisition;
- Skills consolidation and application training;
- Generalization and maintenance;
- Post-treatment assessment follow-up.