Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should
  • know the major components and applications of cognitive theory,
  • know the major components of behavioral theory,
  • understand how cognitive theory and behavioral theory serve as the essential building blocks of CBT, and
  • describe basic interventions that can be informed by the CBT framework.
The Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (CSWE-EPAS) Competencies that are highlighted in more depth in this chapter include the following:
2.1.3 Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
2.1.4 Engage diversity and difference in practice.
2.1.6 Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
2.1.9 Respond to contexts that shape practice.
2.1.10 (a–d) Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families,
groups, organizations, and communities.