Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Implement Therapy

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COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY: ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY: Albert Ellis (1913-2007) was a psychoanalyst who has growing dissatisfaction towards it. But he was interested in learning behavior related therapy. Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck, Donald Meichenbaum were indulged in writing treatment for chronically ill and severely stressed patient using cognitive therapy. But it ended up with behavior therapy techniques combined with cognitive therapy which were prominent in that era. That’s how Cognitive Behavior Therapy came to practice. Albert Ellis is also called as grandfather of cognitive behavior therapy due to his high amount of contribution to it. He was seeing many clients and doing individual therapy and doing professional writing, was…show more content…
ACT is based on accepting an incident or feeling, through the means of obtaining mindfulness, indulging in the activity by the means of psychological intervention using various ways to bring a change in behavior and to boost up flexibility. (actmindfully) In the late 1980 ACT was developed and it was also known as “Comprehensive Distancing”. Steven.C. Hayes, Kelly G. Wilson and Krik strosahi were the pioneer in developing ACT. ACT was found by a language therapy and CBT technique called Relation Frame Therapy. ACT has some similarity with CBT like creating control over thoughts, emotions, affect, memories and other private events in one’s own life but it is still different. The prominent principle which is taught in ACT is “Notice and accept the events, even though it is not a wanted ones”. Another prominent teaching and realization of ACT is self as context where one notice, feel but still can feel distant from one’s own thought, emotion, affect and memories. ACT along with other mindfulness is placed in the group called “the third wave of Behavior Therapy”. ACT has little similarity in its procedure and principles with REBT. (Hayes, Luomo, Bond, & Masuda,…show more content…
The processes are overlapping and are highly interlinked. The six procedures are separated into two different group groups: 1Mindfulness and Acceptance process which involves acceptance, cognitive diffusion, being present and self as context 2. Commitment and Behavior changes includes being present, self as context, values and committed to action. This classification itself is an evident to the interlinked procedure of the therapy. (Hayes, Luomo, Bond, & Masuda, 2006) Acceptance: Acceptance is a technique that is taught to the client to substitute avoidance. In the process, acceptance is an active process which involves the ones own awareness in their emotion, desire, internally suppressed private thoughts and incidents and accepting them with fully experiencing its feeling. For instance, an anxiety patient is asked to feel their anxiousness as a feeling not using any defense mechanism, and then they are provided with the methods which will provide help to the client in leaving the anxiousness. (Hayes, Luomo, Bond, & Masuda, 2006) Cognitive
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