Compare And Contrast Cbt And Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Based on much of the literature and through my experience theory itself plays an important role in therapy both the process and outcome of counseling. In this paper, I will discuss and compare and contrast Person Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as an integrative approach to counseling. Both theories I feel bring positive attributes to the therapy process and Literature suggests that when the change-producing techniques of CBT and PCT are combined and applied, counseling is more effective (Josefowitz & Myran,2005; Tursi & Cochran, 2006).
First to discuss the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which assumes a client’s cognitions ultimately shape the way they act and feel. CBT challenges not only irrational beliefs but maladaptive
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From a CBT perspective, human experience is seen as an artefact of interacting elements within cognition, behavior and emotion. In PCT, an individual is viewed as having had various experiences and developing a personality because of these subjective experiences. As both utilize the core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence. Both would use awareness techniques; but person centered is more non-directive whereas CBT is ‘taught’ and is goal orientated. In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy clients are taught skills which are needed and necessary for them to change which would in turn reduce their emotional angst and change their behaviour; in the person centered approach growth is …show more content…
I think through encouraging clients through the person-centered theory dynamics but recognizing and bringing to the surface cognitions and behaviors that impede for a client to move to the next level in their life; is essentially one’s motivation to change. My technique would include to establish rapport with a client, creating a comfortable environment. Establishing a helping relationship, gathering information on the client’s lifestyle of behavior and engaging in mutual problem solving to help the client move towards self-actualization and change. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while was initially developed to treat depression, by combining the empathic stance and the active focused treatment components of CBT, it creates a better rationale for the integrative approach. In consideration for multicultural and diversity issues, person centered therapy is individual focused and some cultures value the collectivism as cognitive behavioral more than

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