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CBT (countable and uncountable, plural CBTs)

  1. (psychology) Initialism of cognitive behavioral therapy.
    • 1978, Gerald T. O’Brien, A Component Analysis of the Semantic Content of Self-Statements in the Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Frequent Tension in College Students (doctoral thesis), Iowa City, Iowa: University of Iowa, page 2:
      A summary of these findings will first be presented, followed by a discussion of issues directly related to the evaluation of self-statement training in CBT.
    • 2017, Robert Sapolsky, chapter 2, in Behave, Penguin, →ISBN:
      To simplify, CBT is about providing the tools to reappraise circumstances that evoke the anxiety—remember that in this social situation those awful feelings you're having are about what happened back then, not what is happening now.
    • 2022 September 27, Barclay Bram, “My Therapist, the Robot”, in The New York Times[1]:
      It then told me it was trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, which it said was an “effective way to challenge how you’re thinking about things.” Unlike psychodynamic or psychoanalytic therapies, C.B.T. argues that our emotions and moods are influenced by our patterns of thinking; change those patterns, the theory goes, and you’ll start to feel better.
  2. Initialism of computer-based training.
  3. Initialism of compulsory basic training.
  4. (BDSM, uncountable) Initialism of cock and ball torture.
    • 1992, Les Wright, “Gay Genocide as Literary Trope”, in Emmanuel S. Nelson, editor, AIDS: The Literary Response, New York: Twayne Publishers, →ISBN, page 60:
      Here Welles engages in the same kind of stereotypical thinking his characters condemn in their antagonists. For example, in a gay male psychology, testicles are not mandatory for “manhood,” if manhood is defined as being able to produce offspring. Testicular manipulation, or “cock and ball torture” (CBT) as it is known in sadomasochistic parlance, is an act around which extensive sexual scenes can be constructed.
    • 1994, John Warren, The Loving Dominant, New York: Rhinoceros, →ISBN, page 167:
      For the female dominant, men’s cocks can provide hours of delightful fun. In the scene, this is often known as cock-and-ball torture or CBT, and bondage is an important part of this specialty.
    • 1998, Claudia Varrin, The Art of Sensual Female Dominance: A Guide for Women, Secausus, New Jersey: Citadel Press, published 1999, →ISBN, page 47:
      For CBT you will need thinner rope, rope that is quarter of an inch thick, and six to eight feet long. If he is particularly hairy, you may have to trim or shave him so his little hairs don’t get caught in the rope.
  5. (countable) Initialism of coulomb blockade thermometer.
  6. (computing, countable) Initialism of closed beta test.

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