Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( Cbt ) And Positive Psychotherapy

1109 Words Dec 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Upon exploring different forms of psychotherapies, I realized that I could not see myself using only one form throughout my career. Theoretical integration is the process of combining two or more therapies to provide better outcomes than just one form of psychotherapy alone (Wedding & Corsini, 2013). This helps look out for clients’ best interests. I am really drawn to many tenants of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Positive Psychotherapy (PPT). Kuyken et al., explains that the “goal of psychotherapy is to alleviate distress and build resilience: (Kuyken et al., 2008). However, many forms of psychotherapy strictly focus on the medical model of alleviating distress. While CBT is a widely effective and recognized form of psychotherapy in decreasing psychopathology symptoms (Hofman, Wu & Boettcher, 2014), there is not an emphasis on building resilience. Seligman shifted the focus and showed how important focusing on the positive is (Seligman, Rashid & Parks, 2006). Many therapists infuse strengths in their therapeutic model without drastically changing what they do (Wedding & Corsini, 2013). More recently, there has been a shift to use the common factors method of integration to see what is similar in different psychotherapies (Wedding & Corsini, 2013). There is no one-size-fits-all therapy so drawing on what is common helps individualize therapy. Positive CBT is the product of the common factors methods of integration. It combines salient tenants of CBT and PPT to make…

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