Social Cognitive Therapy Case Study

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• Social Cognitive Therapy

According to Sue et al (1997:350) this form of therapy makes use of a psychodynamic styled approach in treating an individual’s depressive state by working on their social skills with others. In achieving this, the methods used in other styles of treatment, such as mental-habitual remedial treatment, are applied. The rationale associated in this type of treatment is that depressive states of mind take place as a result of social situations, in which the need to deal with certain conflictions and problems need be sorted out amicably. At this level the individual is provided with an internal look at what the conflicts are and how they need be resolved. This is done by teaching the clientele how to establish issues
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For the mental aspect the following is responsible for educating the individual to (Sue et al 1997:351); (1) Seek out cognitions which are pessimistic, as well as self-undermining, in manner. (2) Establish the connection that links such pessimistic views to depression. (3) Review all pessimistic cognitions and establish whether or not such thoughts have the ability of being aided. (4) Substitute pessimistic forms of thinking with an understanding of the scenario in a practical…show more content…
When interactional capabilities are worked upon, they assist in providing results that are desirable and fulfilling in nature for the patient.

The use of social cognitive therapy and mental-habitual remedial therapy has proven to be highly effective as a therapeutic method for depression, with mental treatment being one of the best treatments in preventing depressive relapses occurring (Sue et al 1997:355). Unlike most medicinal drug treatments, psychological cognitive-habitual treatments assist in preventing the side effects experienced when using such medicinal applications. Overall, mental shifts in how treatment is explained and effectively accredited can assist
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