Sharon Caldwell's Approach To Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

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Overview of Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Sharon Caldwell
Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy 6310
Faulkner University
November 15, 2016

Introduction of Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a hands-on approach to changing behavior, using short-term counseling techniques. The goal of CBT, is to change behavior that negatively affect clients, by changing their thinking. Cognitive Behavior Therapy treats a wide range of mental illnesses, for example: depression and anxiety, sleep disorders; drug and alcohol abuse, and more severe mental disorders, such as Schizophrenia and Psychosis Delusional Disorder.

Benefits of CBT include, clients and therapists working together, clients using learned
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Human beings are born with both balanced and unbalanced rational, humans learn to think and invent emotional disturbance through self-talk, assessing, and nourishing their thoughts with troubling beliefs. Thoughts of doing and being something great is inborn, and can quickly be sabotaged by wrong thinking, therefore clients must except responsibility to actively participate in demanding change. Cognitive Behavior Therapy emphasizes the need to understand what caused the behavior to exist is not necessary in the beginning, but will develop an understanding once the undesirable conduct dissipates allowing more rational thought to …show more content…
Therefore, producing damaging idealistic thinking, when someone suffers with anxiety and depression their view of a situation can be obstinate, CBT seeks to provide solutions to deter irrational thinking by using cognitive therapy to develop new ways of understanding that their current view of things need to change. There are several therapies that fall under CBT, such as REBT – Rational Emotive Behavior, developed by Albert Ellis in 1950’s, and Cognitive Therapy, developed by Aaron T. Beck in 1960’s. (1) cognitive behavior approach assumes that abnormal thinking comes from damaged perception of self and others (2) irrational thinking is the cause for distortion in the way life is viewed. (3) if one’s mental view is mistaken, their ability to reason will be inaccurate as well. The REBT, ABC Model, explains how events cause irrational thinking, in addition explaining that A= activating events, B= beliefs C= consequences. Per Theory and Practice of Counseling and psychotherapy, Ellis model displays, A- the activating event does not cause C- the emotional consequence, alternately it is B- the person belief system that generates C, the emotional response to A. (theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy.2013,

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