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Changing Negative Core Beliefs with Trial I

Several techniques have been developed to change dysfunctional core beliefs (CBs). 1 The trial-based thought record (TBTR; de Oliveira, 2008, 2011c) or, in short, “trial I,” presented in this chapter was also developed to change CBs, and received its name for two reasons: On the one hand it involves a simulation of a court trial, and on the other hand, it was inspired by the work of the same name, The Trial , by the Czech writer, Franz Kafka (1925/1998). In Kafka’s novel, the character, Joseph K., is arrested, convicted, and executed without ever being told for which crime he was accused (de Oliveira, 2011b).