Therapy Options

Behavior Therapy vs. Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a blend between cognitive and behavioral therapy. CBT helps a person focus on their current problems and how to solve them. The patient and the counselor need to be involved in the treatment. The counselor can help the client identify bad thinking habits, wrong beliefs, and try to relate things to more positive things and behaviors.

Behavioral Therapy:

Behavior therapists focus on behaviors they can observe. They help their clients by focusing on a person's behavior and action and try to change the behavior patterns. They try to show the client experiences that encourage change, work with the client on treatment options, and are constantly evaluating and adjusting treatment plans. Behavioral therapy often uses conditioning classical and operant conditioning to help change behaviors.

Procrastination problems?

A lot of people find they procrastinate, especially during school. Behavioral therapy can help with self-management programs and self-directed behavior. Selecting goals, translate goals into behaviors, self monitor, working out a plan for change, and evaluating the action plan can all help with procrastination tendencies. In therapy, you would talk to your counselor about when you seem to procrastinate the most and what you tend to do while procrastinating. Together you will come up with steps to take to avoid procrastination and to become more focused. Coming up with time management plans to change behavior and having goals for when you complete each step would be very helpful. Both therapy options rely on the trust between counselor and client and rely on joint effort and management.