Behavioral Therapy And Cognitive Therapy

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In this paper, I will compare and contrast Group Therapy and Cognitive therapy, more specifically, dialectical behavioral therapy, and the differences between assessment types that clinicians use to determine a diagnosis and therapy that would best benefit their client. In the second part of my paper, I will discuss and address different considerations in which a therapist should make in order to provide a safe and effectively therapeutic environment. Though therapy is a largely utilized form of mental health treatment, the different theories, types, and approaches are not commonly known. Therapy itself holds a stigma, rendering its components widely unknown and avoided by a vast population. Throughout history and many different cultures, there have been many forms of psychological treatment, some more humane than others. The ancient view was generally found to be that abnormality usually had something to do with evil spirits and cursed individuals; “they viewed the human body as a battleground between external forces of good and evil . . . abnormal behavior was typically interpreted as a victory by evil spirits, and the cure was to force the demon from a victim’s body.” (pg. 8 of book) Later, in Greek and Roman times, it was widely believed that abnormal behavior was formed and caused by dysfunction of the human body itself. It is clear that therapy, and knowledge of psychology in general, has come a long way; from asylums to reformation and moral treatment, today’s
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