Advantages And Disadvantages Of Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Some of the strengths of cognitive behavior theory are that the therapist are not stuck with using one form of a theory. There are many different forms of other therapies that are connected to cognitive behavior therapy. Because different therapies can fall under the larger spectrum of cognitive behavior therapy, it can give therapists the options of using different types of therapies or a combination of different theories. A therapist can choose to use rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) which emphasizes a client to think, judge, decide, analyze and then put into action. With rational emotive behavior therapy a client’s emotions and behaviors interact with the relationship they have and how those relationships work.
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Since it is based on a collaboration of both the therapist and the client, it is structured, so sessions are based on getting the client better, not helping them to feel better. By helping the clients learn what is the difficulty in their life the therapist can help them learn skills to cope with the difficulties. Another of the strengths is that the client is aware with cognitive behavior therapy that they will be guided, not only through personal sessions, but with homework and possibly group sessions. Cognitive behavior therapy is one of the most adaptable therapies. If one part of the therapy isn’t working with a particular client than the therapist can change to a different type of cognitive behavior therapy that would work or a blend of different therapies. The last strength is that cognitive behavior therapy is cross culture, meaning that a client can have different beliefs then the therapist, and the therapist can still be a service to the …show more content…
Modern therapist also like the ability to work in combination with the client. Rather than just giving the client the answers they are so desperately wanting. The therapists help them to develop the tools and techniques needed to solve problems on their own. This makes it easier if the client knows how to cope with their difficulties for the clients not to relapse back into negative thoughts or behaviors. The overall idea behind cognitive behavior therapy or any of the forms that could be considered sub-therapies of cognitive behavior therapy is by changing the negative thoughts of a client, a therapist and client can restructure a client’s behavior. At times, this can include a combination of sub-therapies, as well as medication. So that the client can gain a greater sense of their reality over what the client’s thoughts claim to be their reality but are in fact fantasy. It can include at times the need to restructure the client’s beliefs into what was once negative into more positive working beliefs. So that the client can be more in control over their thoughts, emotions and behavioral actions stemming from a new positive outlook rather than the old negative

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