Essay about Cbt Case Conceptualization and Treatment

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CBT Case Conceptualization and Treatment

Case Conceptualization

The basic premises of all CBT models are • that cognition, emotion and behavior are reciprocally related; • that perceiving and experiencing are active processes that involve both experiencing the world as it is (sensory input, essentially) and interpreting the world (meaning-making); • that meaning-making is related to prior learning – often social learning; • that a person can learn to become aware of the interaction of cognition, emotion, and behavior; and that altering the ones that may be more directly under our control or influence – cognition and behavior – will impact the person’s responses on all levels. • Further, CBT models uniformly
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o These experiences include cultural and sub-cultural, familial, gender, peer-group, and religious learning experiences that are common to subgroups to which the client belongs, as well as individually-experienced observational learning. • the person’s history of stimulus-response learning via operant conditioning; • their role in their family – perhaps related to their birth order (Adler); • the way their history has been “storied” within the family; • their history of success and failure experiences; • their medical history; • what they read and how it influences them; • the historical events of the time and the person’s experience of those; and so forth. • Another area of “antecedent conditions” includes the inherited characteristics of the person, including intelligence,