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(p. 59) Module 4: Thinking Tools 

(p. 59) Module 4: Thinking Tools
(p. 59) Module 4: Thinking Tools

Larry W. Thompson

, Leah Dick-Siskin

, David W. Coon

, David V. Powers

, and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson

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date: 27 January 2021

This chapter outlines thought tools to help with CBT for late-life depression, including identifying unhelpful thoughts, keeping an unhelpful thought diary (UTD), rating the strength of unhelpful thoughts, the strength of emotions, unhelpful thought patterns, and how to identify them. It also explores challenging unhelpful thoughts, overthinking, thought stopping, and setting aside time to worry, as well as core beliefs, unhelpful core beliefs, core beliefs associated with life stages, and techniques for changes core beliefs.

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