Techniques Used In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Register to read the introduction… 1). The general approach, developed out of behavior modification, Cognitive Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. Some techniques used may be keeping a diary of significant events and associated feelings, thoughts and behaviors and beliefs that might be unhelpful and unrealistic. Relaxation and distraction techniques are also used in CBT to help try to modify the way sex offenders think and modify their behavior. An example of how CBT is applied this particular group is by a relaxation technique and listening to music by Shostakovich. The way this is done is the offenders are guided with imagery, instructing them to think of themselves when they were young and innocent. As the music begins to change and get more discordant and louder. The boys are instructed to think of their victims of innocence which the they had taken from them and the how their lives will be changed forever. Some offenders will express themselves verbally and say “I’m sorry, forgive me.” Once the offenders are able to express themselves and realize what they did and have empathy then they have accomplished the goal of this …show more content…
59). Learning theory is important to the values, traditions of group, autonomy and self determination. Social Exchange theory “focuses on the way members influence one another during social interactions. The result of any social exchange is based on the amount of social power and the amount of social dependence in a particular interaction”(Toseland, 2005, p. 62). Both these theory are vital to the treatment of sex offenders. An example of how Learning and Social Exchange theory are applied to this particular group is safety is a big issue for sex offenders. Making group a safe place to share information is critical. If the clients are afraid of being ridiculed, judged or belittled, they will delay disclosures and lengthen their time in treatment. Rasmussen agreed that interactions with others in group were vital. She

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