Behavior Therapy focuses on an individual’s learnt, or conditioned, behavior and how this can be changed. The approach assumes that if a behavior can be learnt, then it can be unlearnt (or reconditioned) so is useful for dealing with issues such as phobias or addictions.
Cognitive Therapy deals with thoughts and perceptions, and how these can affect feelings and behavior. By reassessing negative thoughts an individual can learn more flexible, positive ways of thinking, which can ultimately affect their feelings and behavior towards those thoughts.
Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT)
The model emphasizes collaborative work with the client, and focuses on the understanding of the patterns of maladaptive behaviors. The aim of the therapy is to enable the client to recognize these patterns, understand their origins, and subsequently to learn alternative strategies in order to cope better.
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
REBT is a comprehensive, active and directive approach which focuses on resolving emotional and behavioral problems; issues & concerns by enabling the clients to lead a happier and fulfilling life by learning ‘more than the problem, it’s their view of the problem’ that lies at the core of various issues and difficulties experienced by them.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a therapeutic approach that combines cognitive and behavioral therapies. It focuses on thoughts, emotions, feelings and actions. It teaches clients how each one can have an emotional effect on the other and how to deal with it. CBT is useful for dealing with a great deal of issues and concerns.