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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at Pasadena Outpatient

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) started out as a means of relapse prevention for those suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction. CBT can help identify negative behaviors, teach healthier new skills and suggest coping skills to avoid substance abuse as well as other problems associated with it. Research has shown that the skills and techniques that are learned in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy seem to be lasting beyond treatment.

Pasadena Outpatient offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) programs for addiction recovery, including Symptom Management. The goal of symptom management is to prevent or treat as early as possible the symptoms of a disease, side effects caused by treatment of a disease, and psychological, social, and spiritual problems related to a disease or its treatment.

Cognitive Distortion Groups

Pasadena Outpatient also offers Cognitive Distortion groups at Pasadena Outpatient. Cognitive distortions is a concept that was derived from cognitive behavioral therapy. In essence, it is the distorted way one thinks of themselves and the world. These thoughts and beliefs can lead to mental illness, such as anxiety and depression and substance abuse.

Cognitive distortions are the negative truths we tell our minds. These thoughts serve to make individuals feel bad and perpetuate negative thinking. CBT can help recognize and identify these cognitive distortions in order to shift thinking to more rational thoughts.Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) utilizes cognitive distortion as a foundation for helping people change their thought patterns which can lead to healthier behaviors.

To learn more about how cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help you, please contact Pasadena Outpatient at 800-521-1766. Read more about cognitive distortions and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Common Cognitive Distortions

  1. Filtering
  2. Polarized Thinking (or “Black and White” Thinking)
  3. Overgeneralization
  4. Jumping to Conclusions
  5. Catastrophizing
  6. Personalization
  7. Control Fallacies
  8. Fallacy of Fairness
  9. Blaming
  10. Shoulds
  11. Emotional Reasoning
  12. Fallacy of Change
  13. Global Labeling
  14. Always Being Right
  15. Heaven’s Reward Fallacy

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