Cognitive Behavior Therapy And Ego Psychology

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There are multiple theories that involve the success of a client’s rehabilitation. Depending on the client’s needs, mental capacity, family support and resources all play a factor in which theories to implicate in order to achieve the best outcome. Success of a theory can be determined based on the improvements of the client from the beginning of the study to the end. There is no one particular theory that is always guaranteed to work for each and every client. However, given multiple of focal points allows a social worker the ability to combine and mix and match these theories to achieve an accomplishment of their client’s needs. The purpose of this paper is to identify and explain two different theories. The history of each theory, how they work, what the focus of each would be and how to apply them when appropriate. Also, another purpose of implementing a theory is gain a better understanding of some client’s problems. The theories I have chosen are Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Ego Psychology.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Cognitive therapy (CT), is a form of psychotherapy that changes the thought process about personal thoughts and the world. The theory has been empirically validated in hundreds of cognitive science studies, and the therapy itself has
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This model focuses on person-environment. Ego psychology comprises a related set of theoretical concepts about human behavior that focus on the origins, development, structure, and functioning of the executive arm of the personality-the ego-and its relationship to other aspects of the personality and the external environment (Goldstein, 1995). Ego psychology uses an ego-oriented approach to treatment. The three key elements of this theory are the id, ego, and superego. The id, ego, and superego are the elements that make up the personality. The id is the seat of the instincts and the superego is the conscience and ego-ideal (Goldstein,
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