Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Behavior Therapy Behavior Therapy is a form of therapy where the practitioner focus primarily on observable behavior, some of the most well known faces of behavior therapy are B.F. Skinner, Albert Bandura and Arnold Lazarus. (Corey, 2013 pp. 245-246). Behavioral therapy helps promote changes in the individual, it can be tailored to treat clients in their specific needs. Behavior therapy is most often used to treat anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, eating and weight disorders, sexual disorders and pain management. But it can also be implemented in the fields of developmental disabilities, mental illness, special education, rehabilitation, self-management, sports psychology and medicine among others. One of the main concepts …show more content…
One of the main concepts of this approach is that “human beings are born with a potential for both rational, or “straight,” thinking and irrational, or “crooked,” thinking. (Corey, 2013 …show more content…
This student will focus on Adlerian Family Therapy, which have Alfred Adler, Rudolf Dreikurs, Oscar Christensen, and Manford Sonstengard as its main theorists. Some of the main concepts of Adlerian Family Therapy includes enabling parents as leaders, it also focus on unlocking mistaken goals and interactional patterns in family, as well as promoting effective parenting. This therapy concept focus more in the present time, although it does sometimes uses the past for reference. One of the techniques used in this approach is Reframing, which means relabeling the problematic behavior with a new, alternative description that is more positive. For instance, a teenager who is upset because his parents disciplined him for arriving home late, breaking his curfew hours, might begin to see why his parents disciplined him, not just because he was late, but because the parents are concerned for his well being, and being out late is too dangerous. Another technique used in Family Therapy is the Miracle Question, which the counselor asks: “Suppose that one night, while you were asleep, there was a miracle and this problem was solved. How would you know? What would be different?” (Tan, 2011

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