Positive CBT

Positive cognitive-behavioral therapy, or positive CBT is the integration of positive psychology applications within the cognitive-behavioral therapy model.

Halo effect

Halo Effect: Why We Judge a Book by Its Cover

Even though we may consider ourselves logical and rational, it appears we are easily biased by a single incident or individual characteristic (Nicolau, Mellinas, & [...]

Sunk cost fallacy

Sunk Cost Fallacy: Why We Can’t Let Go

If you’ve continued with a decision or an investment of time, money, or resources long after you should have stopped, you’ve succumbed to the ‘sunk [...]

Confirmation Bias

Confirmation Bias: Seeing What We Want to Believe

Believe it or not, we can’t always trust what we see or hear. It seems our memory is influenced by our expectations (Eysenk & Keane, [...]

Behavior therapy for kids

Behavior Therapy for Kids: 9 Fun Games and Techniques

In its many forms, behavior therapy is a powerful tool for treating a wide range of psychological disorders in children, aiming to increase their skills [...]

Activity Scheduling

How to Do Activity Scheduling: 6 Templates & Worksheets

The activities we engage in influence how we feel. And yet, when depressed, clients often find themselves unable to do those things that bring enjoyment [...]

Behavior Therapies

What Is Behavior Therapy? Your Ultimate Practitioner’s Guide

  “Behavioral modification therapy is as easy as ABC: antecedents, behavior, consequences” was a catchphrase we used when I was a mental health nurse preparing [...]

Apps for Psychologists

Best Apps for Therapists & Psychologists to Use With Clients

As any experienced psychologist knows, clients tend to make most of their progress outside the therapy room, not in it. Therefore, it’s essential to equip [...]

Homework in CBT

How to Design Homework in CBT That Will Engage Your Clients

Homework assignments have been a central feature of the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) process since the 1970s (Kazantzis, 2005). Take-home assignments provide the opportunity to transfer [...]

Behavioral interventions

The Birth of Online Behavioral Interventions

Behavioral interventions encourage new and increase existing positive behaviors while reducing or ending unhelpful ones (Cutler, 2004). They are used to manage and treat a [...]

Thought diary

What Is a Thought Diary in CBT? 5 Templates and Examples

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the central tenet that our thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs determine how we feel and behave (Edelman, 2018). And [...]

3 Positive CBT Exercises (PDF)