A recogntion that maladaptive cognitions are the primary source of psychological distress
A forceful, debating therapist style
A directive, problem-oriented approach to Tx
A view of homework as an essential feature of Tx
How did you learn to think like that?
What's the evidence?
What's another way of looking at it?
So what if it happens
Cognitive therapy is superior to no Tx and placebo Tx for depression
Cognitive therapy is much less effective than other behavioral exposure therapies for obsessive-cpmpulsivce disorder
Cognitive therapy is at least as effective as other psychotherapies for depression
Cognitive therapy is comparable to medication Txs of anxiety disorders in the short run, but outperforms medication Txs over the long run