Cognitive Distortions

After reviewing the video training from Dr. Dawn Elise Snipes on What are Cognitive Distortions and the use of CBT, please write a discussion board post on the behavioral criteria the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) will use from your psychiatric intake assessment, to confirm a diagnosis, the development of a diagnosis and or a differential diagnosis for medication management and referral to a CBT focused psychotherapist. Areas to focus:

-Define thinking errors,

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-Explore the different types of thinking errors, cognitive distortion, irrational thought,

-Evaluate how thinking errors can play into our basic fears: rejection, isolation, loss of control, failure and the unknown.

-Identify ways: increase awareness of thinking errors, address thinking errors and address basic fears