Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the goal of cognitive psychotherapy.
  2. Contrast the cognitive therapy approach with other major therapy approaches.
  3. Explain the major components of Ellis’s rational emotive behavior therapy.
  4. Identify illogical automatic thoughts using Beck’s list of common thought distortions.
  5. Discuss the use of third-wave therapies in psychotherapy practice.
  6. Summarize the findings of cognitive and third-wave therapy outcome research.