WHAT ARE CHARACTERISTICS,GOALS AND TECHNIQUES OF BEHAVIOUR THERAPY?
Characteristics of behaviour therapy
- It is based on
scientific methodology. At the outset of counselling, goals, concepts and
procedures are stated explicitly, then tested and revised continually.
Conclusions are based on what is observed rather than on personal beliefs.
- The focus is on the
client’s current problems and the factors that influence them.
- Clients take an active
role to bring about change. They learn to monitor their behaviour and practice
new coping skills.
- Education is a core
element, with an emphasis on the client learning self-management skills.
- Self-control is
emphasised so that clients can initiate, conduct and evaluate their own
- Techniques are tailored
to suit the individual client’s needs.
- The counsellor and
client have a collaborative partnership.
GOALS AND TECHNIQUES
Behavioural therapies tend to:
-Move from the simple to complex
-Combine several techniques.
Goals of therapy
The basic principle behind the
behavioural approach is that clients need…
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