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    University of Human Medicine in Michigan, cognitive therapy has shown just as effective as and perhaps even more effective than the pharmacotherapy approach in treating depression. The success of cognitive therapy in treating depression is in that a risk of relapse in the patient is significantly decreased, as opposed to the risk of relapse in cases of discontinued medication. “A meta-analysis that included eight studies showed that 29.5 percent of patients treated with cognitive therapy relapsed compared with sixty percent of those treated with antidepressants.” (Rupke, 2006, p. 85) Cognitive therapy is also beneficial to those patients who chose to or cannot be medicated for depression. Cognitive therapy seems to…

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    Cognitive Therapy

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    Cognitive Therapy Cognitive therapy was developed by Aaron T. Beck and aims to adjust information processing and initiate positive change in all systems by acting through the cognitive systems. Cognitive therapy views personality “as shaped by the interaction between innate disposition and environment” (Corsini & Wedding, 2014, p 239). Basic schemas or interpersonal strategies are developed in response to the environment. A variety of concepts are used in cognitive therapy to depict the…

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    Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques in conjunction with anti-psychotic medication have demonstrated effectiveness in treating positive and negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia. However, several studies suggest that CBT does not reduce relapse and readmission compared to standard care. The authors argue helping psychotic patients narrate their life stories may help reduce relapse and readmission rate. The authors outline a Narrative Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Clinicians using this…

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    Why Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Growing up, I had always wanted to be a doctor. I worked hard in school, networked, and planned out my entire life by eighth grade what I wanted to do. Eventually in high school, I became anxious and depressed. My life plan of becoming a doctor destroyed the schema I had for my world. I attended counseling with a cognitive behaviorist and fell in love with the profession. As my worries became less and I took back the world that was rightfully mine, I also…

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    Cognitive Behavior Therapy

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    The types of therapies used today are as numerous and diverse as the disorders they look to treat. Techniques range from absolutely brilliant to questionably immoral and virtually everywhere in between. Out of this bountiful selection, four main therapies have risen as the most notable. They are psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and family and couples. Briefly summarized, the psychodynamic theory concentrates on digging into one’s unconscious to understand the source of their…

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    Anyone searching for psychological therapy has encountered the terms behavioral and cognitive therapy. Unfortunately, these terms can be complicated and one does not assume the other. Though these terms are frequently used interchangeably to separate them from traditional forms of therapy, there are important differences. In behavior therapy, “a group of techniques and based on learning principles that is used to change maladaptive behaviors” (384). In other words, the main focus is the…

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    disorders, therapy may be the best option for the treatment of mild disorders such as depression and anxiety. Therapy means a healthier, safer, more cost effective form of treatment for people suffering from these conditions. The first records of depression appeared in Mesopotamian texts from around 2000 B.C. These texts stated that the cause of this illness was demonic possession. Named melancholia after the gloomy sadness it caused. Found in texts throughout history were some of the…

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    According to our text, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is defined as; Interventions that directly or indirectly change clients’ cognitions that are maintaining their problem behavior. (Frew & Spiegler 2013). CBT includes several types of therapies that focus on the impact of an individual’s thinking as it relates to spoken behaviors. Some of those particular treatments are behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, mindfulness- based therapy, rational emotive therapy and rational behavior therapy just to…

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    370). The focus of the therapy is for the counselor to help a client understand his or her distorted beliefs and use techniques to help them change such maladaptive views (Sharf, 2012, p. 370). Overall, the focus converts into helping remove biases or distorted thinking clients have so that they may function more effectively (Sharf, 2012, p. 379). However, the reason why cognitive therapy is so appealing to me is because is based on creating a positive relationship with all clients. In cognitive…

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    Cognitive Therapy Model

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    array of therapies that therapists have found to be successful and have found to be useful for themselves when working with their own clients. As a therapist grows, they use different therapy methods and learn more about each one to find which one works best for them and the type of counseling they do, and the clients they work with on a daily basis. When learning whether a therapy model will work for the clients that a therapist will be working with, it is important to learn the history of that…

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