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Identify 1-2 faulty beliefs you have.

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a social work discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Chapter 12 – Cognitive Behavioral Approaches uses Cognitive Restructuring as one of its group techniques for the Working Stage of a group. Remember that the working stage of a group from week 1’s review states that group members are taking what they have learned from their time in the group and are beginning to apply it. With CBT groups, they are specifically working towards changing certain behaviors related to negative thoughts.
Cognitive Restructuring states in the text that negative and self-defeating talk can occur when we find ourselves in stressful situations. As graduate students in this program also taking SWK 7769 – Pre-Prac at this time, I can imagine you know a little bit about stressful situations! Cognitive Restructuring looks at identifying those negative thoughts and replacing them with more realistic, appropriate, and adaptive ones. Review some of the bullet points on page 274 in your text with regard to Cognitive Restructuring as it relates to this assignment.
The link provided from Therapist Aid also helps break down the Cognitive Restructuring process that you could use with group members as well as some example thought records and instructions. Cognitive Restructuring Guide
Since you are part of a cohort taking this groups class and pre-prac, you will be tasked with responding to the topic listed below.
To make this work, you need to respond on two different dates (by Thurs & by Sun) so make note of those dates!
1) BY THURSDAY at midnight OF WEEK 2: Think about some of your negative and self-defeating thoughts. – 5 points
Identify 1-2 faulty beliefs you have.
Reflect on how you could use cognitive restructuring to modify this belief.
What difference would it make in your life if you could replace this faulty belief with a constructive belief?

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