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Abusive Behavior And Cognitive Therapy

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I heard you say that a client seeking counseling for being an abuser could benefit from adding cognitive therapy to their behavior therapy. The cognitive therapy would help with the client distorting thinking. I agree with you the cognitive therapy will help the abuser to create a change in their thinking, which will lead to a behavior change. I found the abuser schema therapy (AST) to be an effective in changing a client behavior. This intervention focuses on the abusive situation and behavior in the beginning of the therapy; which will help to address the ethical issues of proving early behaviors strategies in reducing abusive behavior (Smith, 2011). This therapy could help increase communication and assertiveness skills, as well a change
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