Behavior vs. Cognitive Behavioral

Comparing and contrasting therapy approaches

BASICS OF BEHAVIOR AND COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

Behavior therapy focuses on directly observable behavior. It also centers on current determinants of behavior and learning experiences that promote change (Corey, 2013, p. 247). Cognitive behavioral therapy incorporates the idea that clients are responsible for their behaviors through their choices and are in control of their emotions and behavior.

TREATMENT PROCEDURES

Treatment in behavior therapy involves tailoring therapy to individual clients. Treatment involves evaluating behavior to alter it. It is used to treat depression and anxiety disorder, among other things. Cognitive behavioral therapy is also used to treat these disorders. Treatment involves encouraging the client to evaluate their beliefs and assumptions to gain new perspectives to alter behavior. They can be used together by evaluating both beliefs and behaviors to understand what needs to change in a client's life.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELD

APPLYING THERAPY TECHNIQUES

THERAPY FOR PROCRASTINATION

The best approach to handle procrastination would be using cognitive behavioral therapy. This is because in order to dissolve the behavior, one must understand why procrastination is the behavior being participated in regarding a particular project or event. Therapy would involve extensively observing a client's motivations behind avoiding a particular event or project, then giving them new methods to approach the event/project to alter the behavior.

Reference

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