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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an example of a psychological treatment that focuses on helping individuals recognise and understand dysfunctional thinking and beliefs and further facilitate the alteration of maladaptive behaviours to adaptive and desirable behaviours. Hence, CBT is one of the most common approaches in psychology as it can assist in understanding the feelings and intentions behind an individual’s behaviour.
CBT aids in understanding the influence of emotions, thoughts, and behaviours on each other. This further highlights the importance of addressing distorted thoughts to change one’s feelings and behaviour. It fosters habits of logical thinking and teaches the individual how to do a reality check when they face various situations. CBT also improves evaluation skills in situations and aims to minimise basing decisions on assumptions and/or beliefs.