Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - 1 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Mohit Patel BSHS/312 Jeri Arledge University of Phoenix February 14, 2011
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - 2 - There are various issues faced by individual, be them emotional or psychological. In order for there to be any professional intervention, there needs to be a weighing of the various options that will best help the individual. The intervention, and the help a professional gives, will differ depending on the individual’s problem; therefore a professional would not approach someone suffering from alcoholism the same as they would someone with depression. Part of helping patients with various issues is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This behavioral therapy involves teaching patients the importance of managing their issues and it is a critical part of the process towards helping patients make a positive turn in their life. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that involves solving the problems of people suffering from dysfunctional emotions and behaviors. It is mainly done by talking to the patients and hence is a type of talking therapy. The therapy was originated in mid 1950’s by a scientist Albert Ellis. The therapy was known as Rational Emotive Therapy and it was developed in reaction to inefficiency and in-directive nature of psychoanalysis. In 1960’s Aaron Beck develop the cognitive therapy that has effect in treatment of depression. The cognitive behavioral theory was formed with the development of concepts of learning and its usage in psychology. This was beneficial to the psychologists and behaviorists as they were able to form theories and interventions which helped them in the process of understanding human behavior better and also to formulate techniques that can help them form the right kind of treatment of human mind and body. Moreover these intervention techniques help a therapist in the process of developing therapeutically and this helps in the implementation of the cognition behavior theory and learning. In this way cognition theory can be used.
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