Cognitive Behavior Therapy : The Traditional Form Of Behavior

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Cognitive behavior therapy has emerged from the traditional form of behavior analysis. Psychotherapist Albert Ellis began implementing an approach he referred to as rational emotive therapy in 1955 (now called rational emotive behavior therapy, or REBT). With credit given to certain aspects of Adlerian therapy, REBT is generally considered as the foundation of today’s cognitive behavior approaches. With a concept that emotions stem from our personal beliefs and impact interpretations to real-life situations, this method arms clients with the tools necessary to identify and dispute any irrational beliefs that have manifested in a patient’s sub-conscious. The clients work on thinking and acting rather than feeling. While cognitive…show more content…
A (activating event)  B (belief)  C (emotional & behavioral consequence) D (disputing intervention)  E (effect)  F (new feeling) This type of cognitive restructuring teaches people the procedures to follow in replacing irrational views with rational beliefs. To wrap this all up with a little bow, rational rearranging to modify a patient’s dysfunctional personality consists of the following: (1) acknowledgement of our responsibility for creating emotional problems; (2) acceptance of the concept that we can change them significantly; (3) recognition that our emotional issues branch from irrational beliefs; (4) finding a clear perception of those beliefs; (5) discovering the value of disputing such deflating interpretations; (6) accepting the fact that change takes effort; (7) understanding rational alternatives to irrational beliefs; and (8) practicing REBT methods of changing negative consequences and implementing their positive alternatives. Once again, this session with Stan places primary focus on what has happened in his life leading to his overall outlook of himself and his ability to approach situations. It turns out that Stan makes a lot of assumptions without really having any evidence of an outcome. It is Dr. Corey’s responsibility to root out those activating events (A) and connect them to a belief (B). It is only with that cognitive behavior therapy can not only work, but be beneficial. There are some touches on forms of relaxation training
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