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Theoretical Orientation

C.B.S.I. subscribes to an affective/cognitive view that takes into account both thoughts and feelings in explaining human behavior. C.B.S.I. also endorses the view that people act with free will but perceive choices and options that are not only limited by what they know and believe (consciously and unconsciously) but are unconsciously influenced by the way they think. Both positive and negative feelings associated with specific situations and ideas have a spontaneous (and often subtle) influence on the way people perceive themselves, their world, and their choices. While people have a sense that they are rational beings and believe that they know the reasons for doing what they do, their understandings of their thoughts and feelings are often limited and inaccurate.  Therapy and counseling assist people in part by helping them get past their faulty thinking and the influence of feelings that interfere with their ability to approach things in a more adaptive way.

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