Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Approach : Emotional Behavioral Disorders

1323 Words Mar 8th, 2015 6 Pages
The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Approach
Emotional Behavioral Disorders




Used widely for helping students manage behaviors if they have shown that they are not equipped to handle various phases of life, the Cognitive Behavioral Approach (CBA) has been shown to be successful with children who “react socially inappropriately by acting out, [and] refusing to follow the rules” (Stonecipher, 2012). The undesirable results from these behaviors may be withdrawal or violence. These are children who have been diagnosed with Emotional Behavior Disorder (EBD). Cognitive Behavioral Approach is an intervention which follows prescribed procedures in addressing the problems associated with undesirable behaviors. The objective of the intervention would be helping the student learn how to manage their own behaviors both in and out of school successfully.
A major part of the model is self-management (Stonecipher, 2012) as it is intended to allow the child to manage the destructive behaviors which emanate from their child’s emotions or thoughts. Positive behaviors may result as the child begins to understand the cause and effect relationship between their thoughts or emotions to their behavior, and their ability to self-manage them. In addition, self-management of the behaviors set off by emotions and thoughts may lead to improved academic and social behaviors.
This paper intends to look at the components of EBD, how CBA can…

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