Behavioral Theories And Cognitive Behavioral Theory

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Abstract The two theories chosen to take a closer look into are Behavioral Theory and Cognitive-Behavioral Theory. Behavioral Theory focuses on how human behavior is based on direct consequences due to the environment in which one is in. Cognitive Behavioral theory is to help an individual deal with the thinking process and the problem solving. Taking a closer look into a case study for women in prison who deliberately inflict self-harm and how cognitive-behavior therapy help them through and understand why and learn new ways of coping. How therapist help clients to learn new ways to cope and understand their situation and why they are feeling certain ways. Introduction Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral theories are similar yet different based on the individual’s needs and what they may need. Behavioral Theory is a learned behavior that once something is learned it cannot be unlearned. Cognitive Behavioral theory looks at the feeling, thinking, and knowledge towards a situation. It sets goals and agendas to see the goals through. Here are some of the major principals for both Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (Okun, 2009). Behavioral Theory states that people have no free will. What they learned is not a choice it is caused by the environment in which they are in and forces or shapes which they feel and believe. Cognitive Behavioral Theory is considered free will. People have the option and are not forced into what they feel. Neurosis which is a mental
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