Behavior Therapies

Behavior Therapy Vs. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Behavior Therapy

Behavior Therapy is a broad term referring to psychotherapy, behavior analytical, or a combination of the two therapies. In its broadest sense, the methods focus on either just behaviors or in combination with thoughts and feelings that might be causing them.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Short-term goal orientated psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel.
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Treatment Goals

Challenge the patient's dysfunctional beliefs and misconceptions.

Enhance internal motivation to change.

Restructure dysfunctional thoughts that impact relationships.

Teach skills that give clients tools to identify and dispute irrational beliefs.

Replace ineffective ways of thinking with effective and rational cognitions.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Procrastination

1. Start with a small task and focus only on it.

2. Assign a time to complete your first task by, a specific time, like Monday by 8 P.M. for example.

3. Make a list of the advantages and disadvantages of achieving your goal.
Practice discomfort and how to overcome it. Being prepared and having a clear goal can change the entire process.

4. Make progress, do not expect perfection. Even little steps in the right direction mean everything towards the goal.

5. Reward yourself.
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