BT VS CBT
BEHAVIOR THERAPY VS COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
Defining Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy. It was originally designed to treat depression, but is now used for a number of mental illnesses. It works to solve current problems and change unhelpful thinking and behavior.
Goals and Treatments
What is Behavior Therapy used for?
Behavior therapy is used by qualified medical professionals. It is used to help treat anxiety and mood disorders, that include the following:
post-traumatic stress disorder
This treatment can help cope with the following:
discuss about coping mechanisms
breathing and relaxation methods
activities to promote focus
social skills training
modifications in responses to anger, fear, and pain.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy used for?
Cognitive behavioral therapy is used to treat a wide range of issues. It's often the preferred type of psychotherapy because it can quickly help you identify and cope with specific challenges. It generally requires fewer sessions than other types of therapy and is done in a structured way.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is used to treat:
Manage symptoms of mental illness
Prevent a relapse of mental illness symptoms
Treat a mental illness when medications
Learn techniques for coping with stress
Identify ways to manage emotions
Resolve relationship conflicts
Cope with grief
Overcome emotional trauma
Cope with a medical illness
Manage chronic physical symptoms
Mental health conditions that may improve with cognitive behavioral therapy treatment include:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Substance use disorders
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
One or the other...... maybe both!
Personally, I feel that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy would be best to use in treatments. It studies the cognitive of the behavior, where as behavior therapy just studies the behavior aspect. For example, lets look at procrastination. Why do people put off what they can do today, to tomorrow? I feel that it all boils down to laziness. Behavior therapy would be used to treat procrastination. It really is not that serious, unless it's more to it than just being lazy. Now if that be the case, then it could be a mental condition, that may be causing the individual to procrastinate. Some may include, depression, and bipolar. They also may be used together, depending on the circumstances of the issue.