Theories and Applications of Counseling and Psychotherapy provides students with the foundational knowledge needed to implement various therapeutic approaches in individual and family counseling. The dynamic author team presents theories through a multicultural and social justice-oriented lens, including evidence to support each theory. Students will embrace chapter concepts through vibrant illustrations and relevant examples from movies, TV shows, photographs, paintings, musical lyrics, news articles, and other sources presented throughout.

Cognitive-Behavioral Theory

Cognitive-Behavioral Theory

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Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, each student should be able to:

  • Articulate the contributions of key players of cognitive-behavioral theory and therapies.
  • Differentiate between cognitive theories, approaches, and strategies and behavioral theories, approaches, and strategies that are integrated into the cognitive-behavioral framework and related modalities.
  • Describe the cognitive-behavioral therapeutic process, including goals, the therapist’s role, the client’s role, the stages of change, and the therapeutic change processes.
  • Discuss the relationship between assessment and cognitive-behavioral theory and practice and the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating this theoretical framework into assessment practices.
  • Assess the advantages and limitations of cognitive-behavioral therapy with regard to multiculturalism and social justice (e.g., working with diverse populations).
  • Assess the advantages and limitations of integrating cognitive-behavioral theory and practice into the case conceptualization and ...
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