Cognitive Defusion Versus Cognitive Restructuring in the Treatment of Negative Self-Referential Thoughts : An Investigation of Process and Outcome

@inproceedings{Deacon2011CognitiveDV,
  title={Cognitive Defusion Versus Cognitive Restructuring in the Treatment of Negative Self-Referential Thoughts : An Investigation of Process and Outcome},
  author={Brett J. Deacon and Tamer I. Fawzy and James J. Lickel and Kate Wolitzky-Taylor},
  year={2011}
}
Within traditional cognitive therapy, cognitive restructuring is often used to challenge the veracity of dysfunctional thoughts. In contrast, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) uses “cognitive defusion” techniques to change the function of negative thoughts rather than modify their content. Previous research has shown that a cognitive defusion technique known as the “milk exercise” (rapidly repeating a self-referential, one-word thought such as “fat”) reduces the discomfort and… CONTINUE READING
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