cognitive behaviour therapy. Behaviour therapy which incorporates theory and research on cognitive processes such as thoughts, perceptions, judgments, self-statements, and tacit assumptions. A blend of both the cognitive and behavioural paradigms.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a practical, goal-oriented, interactive process for creating significant and lasting change in one's life. This therapy has been developed upon the basic premise that the way individuals perceive situations or events influences how they feel emotionally.