A Practical And Solution Focused Therapy

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Cognitive perspectives uses cognitive behavioural therapy also known as CBT to treat mental illness. It combines two different approaches for a practical and solution-focused therapy. The therapy can be used to treat people with a wide range of mental health problems. The therapy examines learnt behaviours and negative thought patterns with the view of altering them in a positive way. CBT aims to help people become aware of when they make negative interpretations, and of behavioral patterns which reinforce the distorted thinking. Cognitive therapy helps people to develop alternative ways of thinking and behaving which aims to reduce their psychological distress. Psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy draws on theories and practices of analytical psychology and psychoanalysis. It is a therapeutic process which helps patients understand and resolve their problems by increasing awareness of their inner world and its influence over relationships both past and present. It differs from most other therapies in aiming for deep seated change in personality and emotional development. (Jacobson, 2013) This therapy aim to help people with serious psychological disorders to understand and change complex, deep-seated and often unconsciously based emotional and relationship problems thereby reducing symptoms and alleviating distress. The difference between cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy is that psychodynamic therapy tries to understand the human
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