Compare and Contrast

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Behavior Therapy


  • therapist making goals in a concrete objective terms to make their interventions possible.
  • therapist maintain the conditions, and assess problem behaviors.
  • Increase choices and create new learning techniques
  • The client chooses their own goals that they want to accomplish with the help of the therapist.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


  1. To show the client how they have incorporated irrational thoughts
  2. Therapeutic process to demonstrate how clients keep their emotional disturbances active by continuing to think unrealistically.
  3. Therapist help the client modify their thinking to minimize irrational ideas.
  4. Therapist challenge their client to develop a rational philosophy of life so that they won't have irrational beliefs in the future (Corey, 2009).

  1. That's people internal communication is accessible to the examination or observation of one's own mental and emotional processes.
  2. The clients' beliefs have a highly personal meaning.
  3. The clients personal meanings an be discovered by themselves, and this way the therapist does not have to interpret the clients meaning (Corey, 2009).

Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy


  • Both therapist help their clients modify their behavior.
  • The therapist set goals to help their clients keep realistic thoughts and keep their emotional level stable.


  1. The client and therapist have a collaborative relationship
  2. Psychological distress is a major function in the disturbances of the cognitive process.
  3. A focus on changing to produce desired changes in affect and behavior
  4. A present-centered, time-limited focus
  5. An active and directive stance by the therapist
  6. An educational treatment focusing on specific and structured target problems ( Beck & Weishaar, 2011 p. 358-359) (Corey, 2009).

  • Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Behavioral therapy would work well in treatment together because the therapist gives the client choices with what they need to change in their life, and both treatment can help decide what goals are best for the client.

The Best Treatment

I believe that Cognitive behavior therapy is the best treatment to approach procrastination because the client is taught by an employer how to commit themselves to participate in every day activities. The client learns how to time manage between working and going to group sessions consistently ends being very crucial to time manage. There is no time to be procrastinating.


Corey, G. (2009). Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy.