Therapy Vs Adlerian Therapy

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Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy Therapy can take many forms. There is numerous therapies out there and many different people who have contributed to the development of each theory and form of therapy. The goal of therapy is to help people get through any problems they may be facing. Therapy is used as a form of support, stress relief, and a way to make people happy and overall healthier. As a therapist it is important to know the different types of therapy and choose the ones that fit best with you. Adlerian Therapy is also known as Individual Psychology. This form of therapy is named after Alfred Adler. Adler believed that as humans we all strive for perfection and we push forward trying to make…show more content…
These approaches are modern-day behaviorism, rational emotive behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, and reality therapy. Each one of these forms of therapy make up what we now as the cognitive behavior approaches. These approaches were developed by men like Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck, and William Glasser.The cognitive-behavioral therapies are meant to be a short term treatment. It is goal orientated, and a pretty hands on approach. The overall goal of this therapy form is to change a persons way of thinking. It just like the conditioning experiments done by Pavlov and Skinner. If the person is exhibiting the wrong behaviors or thinking , than you try to change their thinking/behaviors into the correct behaviors. Starting as children we are forming our personalities thoughts and behaviors. We get older and some behaviors are automatic and this therapy helps us understand the reasoning behind the way we act and how to look past the automatic response. In therapy, if the undesirable behaviors can be picked out than the client and counselor can work together to get rid of those less desirable behaviors. The modern-day behavior therapy has 6 stages: building the relationship, clinical assessment focusing on problem areas and setting goals, choosing techniques and working on goals, assessment of goal completion and closure and follow-up. Each one of these stages has an important role in building a healthy client/counselor relationship. Then we see that with REBT the therapist is not worried about building a good caring relationship with the client. Instead, they focus on pointing out the negative or distorted beliefs they have. This allows them to understand that what they see through there eye may not be how it actually is. The REBT has 5 stages that help it be successful. They are as follows: assessing the client 's situation and hypothesizing how the ABCs apply,
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