WHAT ARE CHARACTERISTICS,GOALS AND TECHNIQUES OF BEHAVIOUR THERAPY?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST/COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Characteristics of behaviour therapy

  1. 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.
  2. The focus is on the
    client’s current problems and the factors that influence them.
  3. Clients take an active
    role to bring about change. They learn to monitor their behaviour and practice
    new coping skills.
  4. Education is a core
    element, with an emphasis on the client learning self-management skills.
  5. Self-control is
    emphasised so that clients can initiate, conduct and evaluate their own
    therapy.
  6. Techniques are tailored
    to suit the individual client’s needs.
  7. The counsellor and
    client have a collaborative partnership.

GOALS AND TECHNIQUES

Behavioural therapies tend to:

-Be brief

-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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