Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. Definition

Medical Definition: cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is aimed mainly at behavior modification. Since deviant behavior is acquired through an improper relationship with the environment, the therapy aims to break this relationship, offering the subject more appropriate alternative behaviors, teaching him how to modify their behavior or alter the environment in which it moves. Although it uses features of the conditioning techniques (reinforcement, punishment, extinction, inhibition, etc.) Emphasizes the cognitive aspects as determinants of behavior and emphasizes the role of internal verbalizations (self-reinforcement, feedback processes, feedback, etc..) In the adaptive behavior.

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