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Cognitive Behavioral Theory1Theoretical Framework and Application 2Cognitive Behavioral TheoryMonselete TinsleyCapella UniverityCOUN5239 Theories of PsychotherapyProfessor Rob EubanksMarch 2, 2014
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Cognitive Behavioral Theory2Theoretical Framework and Application 2: Cognitive Behavioral TheoryTheoretical AnalysisCognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a form of 'talk' where subjects or patientscan talk about themselves, their realities, their world and other people. In a session with their therapist, patients are able to talk about how things affect them and how what they do or have gone through affects/affected their thoughts, emotions, perspectives and the manner by which they behave. At the heart of the theory is this - talking allows for a reflection, realization, release and a way to make sense of one's reality so as to change the way one things (the cognitive element) and does (the behavior element). As a 'Talk' therapy it is focused on the present, the here and now. While the causes matter, the main idea of CBT is to find ways to help the patient/subject cope, to improve their state of mind for the present. CBT has its roots in the work of Albert Ellis and Aaron Beck whoboth theorized that learning to identify and replace distorted thoughts and beliefs can change the associated behavior recognized as problematic and even debilitating. Another influence is the work of Ivan Pavlov and BF Skinner on conditioning who theorized that behavior is learned. CBT is the inclusion of these theories into one so thatproblematic thought and behavior is broken down to smaller parts and are dealt with and resolved to make manageable and resolved.A client-centered approach, it is also a form of talk therapy but one that is much more intense in terms of intervention. Specific problems are being talked about for the purpose of cognitive and behavioral change. The thing about this approach is it has specific targets - dysfunctional emotions, psychological disorders. Thus, the therapist
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Cognitive Behavioral Theory3manages the session so that the client confronts them through talk, in a safe, non-judgmental and comfortable environment. Each talk has a goal - it is structured talk that is focused on the present. Among the disorders it treats are eating, substance abuse, mood, anxiety, personality and psychotic disorders. It can be used for individual and group settings and, where possible, self-help via the application of certain theoretical principles but requires the assistance or involvement of another to bounce off thoughts, ideas, critique situations and establish realizations.
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