Compare and Contrast Assignment

Comparing Different Therapy Styles by Egypt Otis

Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral therapy Is a treatment that helps change potentially self-destructing behaviors. It is also called behavioral modification or cognitive behavioral therapy. Medical professionals use this type of therapy to replace bad habits with good ones. Treatments include:

-Discussions about coping mechanisms

- Role playing

- Breathing and relaxation methods

- Positive reinforcement

This method of treatment is best used to treat obsessive compulsive behaviors, PTSD and depression.

Cognitive Behavioral therapy A type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behavior patterns or treat mood disorders such as depression. The goals for this type of therapy includes:

- To help individuals achieve a remission of their disorder

- To prevent relapse

- To aide individuals in solving their real-life problems

- To teach them to modify their distorted thinking, dysfunctional behavior, and distressing affect.

This treatment is best used to treat procrastination due to this therapy style helping people reflect on their behavior patterns.