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The ABC of CBT: Part One

Gabrielle Lis

In which we - and injured worker Ms W - learn that 'C' is for 'Cognitive,' and that thoughts aren't facts.

The ‘C’ in CBT stands for ‘cognitive,’ which is to do with thoughts, perceptions, knowing and understanding. (The ‘B’ and the ‘T’ are for ‘Behavioural Therapy,’ but more of that in Parts Two and Three.) Our cognitions determine how we make sense of the world and our experiences in it, and how we see ourselves and other people. “Often we go through life having thoughts and ac...

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