cognitive restructuring

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altering the structure of something.
cognitive restructuring in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as challenging a patient to alter distorted thought patterns and view self and the world more realistically.

cognitive restructuring1

a change in attitudes, values, or beliefs that alters a person's self-expression. It occurs as a result of insight or behavioral achievement.

cognitive restructuring2

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as challenging a patient to alter distorted thought patterns and view self and the world more realistically. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

Cognitive restructuring

The process of replacing maladaptive thought patterns with constructive thoughts and beliefs.


a technique for altering negative or self-defeating thought patterns by deliberately replacing them with positive, constructive self-talk. For example, athletes might reframe negative self-talk following failure in a competition by telling themselves that it was a useful learning experience. Frequently included in mental training programmes. Also known as cognitive restructuring.

cognitive restructuring,

n any behavior therapy that results in notable shifts in an individual's perception and thought processes.
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There will be no significant difference between Type A and Type B personality subjects exposed to Cognitive Restructuring (CR) technique and those exposed to Problem-Solving Technique (PST) in their level of creativity motivation.
Relaxation techniques (particularly Jacobsonian muscle relaxation) and cognitive restructuring techniques are then taught.
Cognitive restructuring programs focus on changing the way offenders think; changing the values, beliefs and attitudes that support their criminal lifestyle (Baro, 1999).
Issues likely to be addressed during this phase are teaching problem-solving skills and new coping strategies, cognitive restructuring (identifying and specifying problem thoughts, disputing validity of thoughts, shifting the thinking), addressing shape and weight concerns, self-esteem, self-concept, perfectionism, impulse regulation, affective expression, family conflicts, and interpersonal functioning (Garner et al.
Nowlin: ``His whole thing is based on behavior modification and cognitive restructuring - if you rethink your mind set, along with a sound, healthy diet and exercise, it can lead to permanent weight management.
This anxiety reduction could be accomplished through a number of cognitive and behavioral techniques, such as mental and emotive imagery, relaxation therapy, systematic desensitization, thought stopping, cognitive and covert modeling, cognitive restructuring, biofeedback, meditation, and neurolinguistic programming (Gilliland & James, 1983).
For example, Cognitive Restructuring involves three "dousing" techniques--awareness, logic and reason--to put out the "fires" of obsessive thinking and negative thought patterns.
They also learn cognitive restructuring to help eliminate self-recriminatory and recurrent negative thought patterns.
In relation to the specific beliefs, values, and sentiments of these clients, Brief Psychotherapy with the Latino Immigrant Client presents: hypnosis techniques that work with this population; behavior modification and cognitive restructuring techniques; specific culturally appropriate metaphors for distinctive clinical issues; an examination of alcohol issues in this population; psychological issues that go along with tuberculosis; hints for the non-Latino therapist who deals with Latino clients; case studies that illustrate the book's principles of care and assessment; and shamanic techniques of healing that can provide a model for treating these clients.
Specific techniques include cognitive restructuring, self-instruction training, problem solving, guided imagery, exposure, social skills training, relaxation training, and stress management (Beck & Emery, 1985; Gruber & Heimberg, 1997; Rapee, 1996).
Assertion therapy: Skill training or cognitive restructuring.
Cognitive restructuring is an important technique that deals with one's self-talk.

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