Compare and Contrast

Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Behavior Therapy

Behavior Therapy is based on the scientific method while focusing on current factors and problems in stead if past issues. Behavior Therapy is a broad category that has a major goal of helping clients with a psychological disorders, Corey (2013) says that Behavior Therapy to treat a wide range of psychological disorders with different client population. The list of disorders ranges from Anxiety, sexual problems, and pain management.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a narrowed down form of Behavior Therapy that is based on the idea of changing of thoughts and behaviors. Spiegler (2010) says that this model teaches adaptive responses to deal effectively with problematic situation.

How Can Behavior Therapy Help


Both of these therapies can be used while working with someone who is dealing with the difficulties of procrastination however the focus will be on Cognitive Behavior Therapy, more specifically Cognitive-Behavioral coping skills therapy. With the ability to learn the clients find ways to go beyond their adaptive behaviors and learn better behaviors instead of procrastinating the client will be getting work done early and or managing time more wisely. Therapy is different for everyone and I find it difficult to determine what that the therapy would be like without actually being with a client.


Corey, G. (2013). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole Cengage.

Spiegler, M. D., & Guervremont, D. C. (2010). Contemporary Behavior Therapy 5th ed. Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning