Cognitive-behavioral therapy involves helping clients identify distorted thought processes through self-evaluation. The therapist teaches clients how to differentiate faulty thoughts from reality. Patients are taught how to monitor their thought patterns and identify irrational thoughts or beliefs. The process enables clients to change their beliefs and start living positively.
The therapist helps the client modify distorted beliefs and improve their perspectives of themselves, the world, and other people. They train them to replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts about themselves and the world. CBT aims at helping the patient develop self-help and coping skills through training that changes their thinking process.