Cognitive Therapies And Behavioral Therapy

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Cognitive behavioral therapy, on the contrary, utilizes directive consulting tools to control and guide its patients. These include such things as asking questions, interpreting, and providing direction to a client’s attention and emotions. “Aaron Beck developed cognitive therapy, an approach that focuses on recognizing and changing negative thoughts and maladaptive beliefs into more realistic and constructive thoughts and beliefs” (Erford, 2014). It is believed that cognitive behavioral therapy is manipulative in nature. Cognitive behavioral therapy has two main components, these are cognitive therapies and behavioral therapies. Cognitive therapies are concerned with how a client interprets the world around them, such as their environment and the situations with which they are faced with, as well as how these interpretations shape their emotional states and how they respond to them. Basically cognitive therapy focuses on the clients thought processes. It analyzes how the client thinks, why the client thinks a certain way, and strives to changes these patterns in a positive and nurturing way to produce proper emotional states to replace the current maladaptive process that cause disharmony within and for the client. Behavioral therapy is the next step in the counseling process. Its focus is on action instead of thought, and gives the therapist effective tools to assist the client in the production of positive behavioral patterns. This is done by rewarding positive changes in…
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