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(p. 137) Advanced Cognitive Restructuring 

(p. 137) Advanced Cognitive Restructuring
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(p. 137) Advanced Cognitive Restructuring
Author(s):

Debra A. Hope

, Richard G. Heimberg

, and Cynthia L. Turk

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190247591.003.0012
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date: 25 February 2020

As individuals work through various exposures and associated cognitive restructuring, both therapist and client may notice that certain themes keep reoccurring. Themes in automatic thoughts reflect core beliefs that drive all of the difficulties a person is experiencing. These core beliefs may not come to mind easily; they are often associated with heightened affect, and the client may be more reluctant to discuss them. Once the client makes some significant improvement and completes at least three to four exposures, and when the therapist sees that cognitive restructuring frequently returns to a common theme, then it is time to present the material in this chapter.

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