Behavior Therapy Is A Psychological Approach

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Behavior therapy is a psychological approach focusing on observable behavior determined by the environment and the history of interactions between the individual and his environment. For example, learning is described as a “modification of the observable behavior, due to the change in the force with which is associated a response to external stimuli (outer environment) or internal stimuli (internal environment) to the body.” (Corey 2013 p.250)

My understand of Behavior therapy is a type of psychotherapy that concentrations on shifting unwelcome behaviors. It contains recognizing, maladaptive behavior objectionable and substituting them with better kinds of behavior. Behavior therapy has been used to treat a wide range of mental disorders with diverse populations just to name a few Substance abuse, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and Anxiety disorders. The goal of behavior therapy are to increase personal choice and to generate new conditioned. By awarded good behavior and changing negative behavior.

However, Cognitive therapy focuses primarily on the emotional state and thoughts that lead to certain behaviors, while behavioral therapy deals with changing and eliminating those unwanted behaviors. However, some therapists practice a type of psychotherapy that focuses on both thoughts and behavior. This type of treatment is called cognitive-behavioral therapy.

ACCORDING to Corey “all of the cognitive behavioral approaches share the same basic characteristics…
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