Stoping Procrastination

Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognative Behavioral Therapy

  1. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of treatment that focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors.


Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy in which the client and therapist form a trusted relationship in order to address and dissect issues causing the client distress.


This therapy style would be beneficial in overcoming procrastination by finding the feelings that lead to the the action of procrastination. This discovery can help lead to healing and the overcoming of the behavior.

Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral therapies are based on the theory of classical conditioning. The premise is that all behavior is learned; faulty learning (i.e. conditioning) is the cause of abnormal behavior. Therefore the individual has to learn the correct or acceptable behavior.


An important feature of behavioral therapy is its focus on current problems and behavior, and on attempts to remove behavior the patient finds troublesome.


This therapy style would be beneficial in overcoming procrastination by troubleshooting the problem and making goals to help build up to eradicating the behavior.

Working together

Cognitive behavioral therapy and behavioral therapy can be used together. The use of these theories together would happen with the therapist working with the client to find the emotions and feelings behind the behavior. This finding then can lead to a set of goals and other behaviors that can lead to the eradication of the behavior. For example, someone having an issue with procrastination may find that the problem began at the same time they began feeling overwhelmed at work. This finding then can lead to a set of goals focusing on organization to help relieve some of the stress. This will help eradicate the procrastination.