A depressed elderly female patient was admitted to the Senior Care Unit of Memorial to treat her diagnoses. Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy the client was able to learn that she was afraid to express her needs to her family due to fear of disappointing them. Using the Generalized Contentment Scale consist of ten items the tool was able to measure the effect DBT had on the patient’s depression. The small sample size small proportion frequency did not note any significant changes between the phases (p=0.11). However the D-Index noted a 4% increase in the desired direction.
SUMMARY Although cognitive behavioral therapy is known as an effective treatment for patients suffering from clinical depression. Despite this, cognitive behavioral therapy is found to not be as effective on religious patients partly due to the emphasis on values like personal autonomy and self-efficacy as necessary for mental health whereas most religious people want to depend on only God for everything. This value discrepancy is a reason why many religious individuals do not seek mental health services and why there is not a reliable sample size of religious populations in most clinical studies.
Hello Prof. Rocha and Fellow Classmates, This unit as well as the previous unit very well hit home with me, due to the fact, I have love ones who suffer from psychological disorders along with, myself. Namely, studies show that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. In the year of 2014 the statics revealed that, there are forty million adults within the United States ages ranging from eighteen and older (Health, 2014).
I am very interested in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Wright Institute. In reviewing graduate programs, and deliberation with other professors, it is apparent that the Wright Psy. D program has an excellent Clinical Psychology program. As my resumé indicates, I can offer this program my ability to administer multiple itinerary proposals, effectively develop and execute daily activities in which are consistent with the facility and department policy.
In modern-day psychology we are equipped with a wide variety of therapies, techniques, and approaches that have been based on the different models and theories of human behavior and development. Because many new situations arise during psychotherapy, psychologists have come up with different theoretical models of counseling that are applicable for these cases. These theoretical models of counseling have helped in overcoming the impacts of several emotional psychological difficulties such as stress, depression and anxiety (Fall & Holden, 2010). As they may solve similar problems in human beings, these models also have their differences. Throughout this paper I will compare and contrast two theoretical models of counseling; cognitive behavioral
When I complete all of my schoolings I would like to become a behavioral disorder counselor. This career is for me because I love helping people, I want to help people better understand themselves so they can overcome their problems, and the human brain and the thought process has always been a huge interest to me. Is has always been a goal in my life to be somewhere in the healthcare field working, and this is the area that intrigues me and always keeps me interested. As of right now, my future plans are to finish high school, graduate college with a doctorate in behavioral psychology, and then further on to work as a counselor in a private practice.
Basic Strategy of Counseling In Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, the strategy of counseling is to focus on a goal-oriented approach where the client is an active part of their change process (Andrews, 2010). During the treatment, the client and counselor work together to set desired goals and build a plan of execution (Andrews, 2010). The counselor may also include types of homework, schedules, or other added items to enhance the treatment experience (Andrews, 2010). Research shows significant improvement in clients with depression in 12 to 20 weeks, this is a result of using an action-oriented technique (Andrews, 2010).
(Salkovskis, 2010) explains how cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) combines elements of cognitive and behavioural theories. Whereby the cause of distress is recognised in behaviourist terms ‘learned helplessness’ or ‘lack of positive reinforcement’ (Seligman et al, 1974) in conjunction with (Beck et al., 1976) cognitive theory of emotion. Roots of behaviour therapy lie in learning theories. Wolfe (1958) described a treatment called 'systematic desensitisation' involving the gradual introduction of increasing intense phobic stimuli, whilst offering sustained relaxation.
Origin Behavioral therapy came from three different countries in the 1950’s. The United States (Skinner), South Africa (Wolpe’s group), and The United Kingdom (Rachman and Eysenck). When it comes to Extinction, it is one of the techniques that come from the Operant Conditioning developed by B.F. Skinner. According to Erford (2015), extinction is a classic behavioral technique based on punishment that involves withholding reinforcements in order to reduce the frequency of a specific behavior.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, as you can see, it not just another treatment across the board. It kills one of the most important things that turn people to cocaine abuse; negative thinking. The situations involving cocaine that used to run an individuals life, will now be what stops them. Individuals who act as the therapists do need to be certified in the cognitive behavioral field, but for a cocaine abuser, being able to recognize what went wrong and learning new skills to stop the mistake again, is what they are looking for. They want a way out.