Theories Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Intervention Summary
Provide a general overview of the intervention, including who developed it, the theoretical background of the intervention, what problems/issues it addresses, what client groups it is most appropriate for, and define important concepts and principles, etc.
The cognitive behavioral therapy was developed in the early 1960s by Aaron T. Beck, a psychiatrist (Beck, 2017). The cognitive behavioral therapy aim to break behavioral cycles by changing what a person think or what she/he do. The person or/and clinician start by looking at what might be easiest/ quick to change. The principles and concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is based on an ever-evolving formulation of the patient and their problems in cognitive terms. Cognitive
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Thus, the social worker could utilize cognitive behavioral therapy for people who are struggling/suffering from anxiety, depression, panic, agoraphobia social phobia, bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and Schizophrenia etc., by assisting a client to change how she/he think and what they do. Since the focus is on the current causes of distress or symptoms instead to improve their state of mind now. According to James Pretzer (2014), There has been limited research on the ways in which cultural differences may impact the cognitive behavioral therapy practice. Since individuals from different cultures tend to think about different things and tend to think about them differently, using different reasoning processes. This obviously could have important implications for CBT with its focus on addressing the client’s thoughts and thought processes. Cultural norms regarding what behavior is “appropriate” in different situations can have a major…show more content…
Since no person including the therapists/clinician are not clear/free of bias, it best for a social worker to be careful not to rely on stereotypes in a well-meaning attempt to be culturally sensitive. Rather she/he need to educate herself/himself about the experiences of individuals from diverse backgrounds. To become aware of the ways in which their own history, beliefs, values, and experiences have shaped them, and to proactively invite conversation about cultural differences in Cognitive Therapy. It is also best to keep in mind that even if people are from the same cultural, it does not mean their beliefs and values etc., would be identical from their family or culture. Social workers are face with complex situation always and its best to educated ourselves to the best of our abilities to help assist our clients.

Continuing Education
Provide and describe at least 5 professional resources where viewers may acquire more information on the intervention. Make sure to properly cite! All the article or citations are to help a social worker or clinician or individuals who have problems with anxiety, depression, or anger etc., with coping skills and interventions and technicians. Also, for mental health practitioners who want to establish a solid foundation of cognitive behavioral therapy skills. Some provide the basic steps needed to provide
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