Behavior Therapy vs. Cognitive Behavior Therapy
The idea that we learn from the environment, and that impacts how we think and feel is the concept behind different types of behavior therapies. Contrary to Freud, the focus of behavior therapies is understanding the current environment and impact the environment has on the individual. Behavior Therapy (BT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) are similar in some ways, but also provide for some key differences. The intent here is to explore those differences and similarities.
Actions impact thoughts and feelings
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Goal of Behavior Theapy
- Increase personal choice and to create new conditions for leaning
- Define specific treatment goals
Goal of Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- teaching clients how to separate the evaluation of their behaviors from the evaluation of themselves
- How to accept themselves in spite of their imperfections.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy example