Behavior & Cognital Therapy

Traynesha Fells

Defintion's

Behavior Therapy is the treatment of neurotic symptoms by training the patient's reactions to stimuli.
Cognitive Therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which harmful patterns of thought about the self and the world are tested in order to alter unwanted actions forms or treat mood illnesses such as depression.
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Contrast & Comparison

There are some differences between Cognitive and Behavior Therapy although the approaches have a lot in common. For example Cognitive Therapy treatment goals are to resolve preset day problems and involves step-by-step procedures. With Cognitive Therapy, therapist and clients work together with a mutual understanding of the places they stand in. These are both short-term treatments and usually require 6-20 sessions. Another similarity that these two have are they assign homework. This plays a huge role in there process because it draws attention on therapy as a learning experience and the patient learns new skills.

Goals & Treatment

The goals of both of these therapies are to focus on the way an individual’s emotion, thoughts, and behaviors are effecting each other. Together they can be used for anxiety treatment. Apart Cognitional therapy is used for evaluating client's thoughts and beliefs; Behavior therapy is used for several different reasons such as exposure and response prevention & social skills training.

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Procrastination Treatment

Procrastination is defined as “to voluntarily delay an intended course of action despite expecting to be worse-off for the delay”. Cognitive Behavior therapy would be the best prescription therapy for procrastination would be behavior therapy. Cognitive would be best because its focus is basically for patterns and actions taken to alter or change unwanted actions. Which is why I would first start off by figuring out the root to their procrastination. Then I would give them some short-term goals to complete.