Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Term Paper

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Discusses the writer's choice of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as a counseling tool.
# 115519 | 1,365 words | 2 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 27, 2009 in Psychology (Therapies) , Sociology (Social Work)

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This paper explains that, as a therapist, the writer prefers to focus on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) because this approach encourages counselors to be honest with clients as well as with themselves. The overall goals of counseling and the characteristics of the client-counselor relationship are presented in the paper. The writer describes that CBT procedures of open therapy, active talking and other ways to overcome the perceived maladjustment of the client.

Table of Contents:
Beliefs about Personality
Goals of Counseling Process
My Function as a Therapist
Characteristics of Client-Counselor Relationship
Procedures and Techniques

From the Paper:

"The overall goal is the recovery of the client. Recovery is about counseling, but it is also about empowerment. Counseling can also help individuals with their problems and overcoming adversity, but as seen, a lot of the goals of the process focus mainly on recovery based interventions as a primary way of treating a given disorder, rather than counseling or pharmacology. Recovery is less concerned from this perspective, with treating the episodes and preventing them effectively than it is with helping the individual cope with their disorder in terms of dealing with problems in life that are created by it."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Roe, D, Rudnick A and K Gill (2007). The concept of being in recovery. Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
  • Basics of CBT (2008).

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