BECK THERAPY

n. a therapeutic approach which establishes a close collaboration between the therapist and the client. Together, they accomplish homework tasks which help identify thoughts and perceptions which are negative, unrealistic , or distorted. Upon testing the validity of the results, recommendations are given to provide alternaitve ways of thinking and reasoning. Also known as cognitive therapy. See cognitive behavioral therapy.

BECK THERAPY: "Because it proposes better, more positive alternatives, Beck Therapy provides a way out of negative thought patterns and maladaptive behaviors."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BECK THERAPY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/beck-therapy/ (accessed July 22, 2018).
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