WHAT IS BEHAVIOUR THERAPY IN MENTAL HEALTH?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST * COUNSELLOR . . . COMEDY WRITER * Dr.FAWZY MASAOUD * LONDON. ENGLAND

Nowadays,
behaviour therapy is so important in our life and most of us need to know
simple useful information about it to manage the life well.

Contemporary
Behaviour Therapy focuses on actions to help people change what they are
thinking and doing. In recent years
there has also been an increase in the use of cognitive techniques making this
area of therapy difficult to define.
Behaviour therapy has been continuously evolving since the 1950’s and
now has a focus on treatment of problems and the role of behaviour, as well as
emphasizing learning and a constant evaluation and assessment.

Contemporary
behaviour therapy is best understood in terms of classical conditioning
(Lazarus, Eysenck, Wolpe; incorporating treatment of phobias and systematic
desensitization), operant conditioning (Skinner; incorporating positive and
negative reinforcement as ways of learning), social learning theory (Bandura
1977; incorporating interactions between the individual and the environment,
and self-efficacy) and CBT (Beck…

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