Behavior Therapy

Psychotherapy, sometimes considered “talk therapy,” is the umbrella term under which behavior therapy falls. Behavior therapy is also known as behavioral therapy, behavior modification, or cognitive behavioral therapy. In this popular type of therapy, a qualified therapist or mental health professional typically leads the session through conversations touching on experiences that the person has had, while the therapist attempts to offer insight. Specifically, in behavior therapy, the therapist leads the client to explore his or her “thoughts,” behaviors, and feelings, pinpointing any patterns that may be leading to destructive or negative thoughts or behaviors. By leading the client to recognize his or her thoughts and behaviors, the therapist can guide the client to develop more adaptive behaviors and positive thoughts.

Behavior therapy has substantial empirical ...

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