On the basis of Brian’s chronic traumatic history gathered in Sessions 4 and 5, the therapist created a preliminary list of possible cues, emotions, cognitive distortions, and memory gaps. Please note that this list was created on the basis of the full session with Brian. The vignettes you just listened to are only excerpts from the session, so the list might slightly differ from the one that you have just created.
It may be difficult to define what’s a true distortion in some instances. In the example above, some of these thoughts may clearly be distortions while others might reflect reality. CCT targets any thoughts, whether real or imaginary, that are triggering to the child.