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Please detail two techniques for each of the four therapies listed, as well as for what issues that it would be used for a client in treatment.

Cognitive Biblical Counseling, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Behavior Therapy and Existential Therapy.

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A. Cognitive Biblical Counseling: Techniques

Cognitive Biblical Counseling uses traditional cognitive: (thinking/belief processes) techniques in the context of a biblical context.

* Conflict coaching for individuals and couples: When communication has broken down, conflict coaching can reestablish communication so that a couple can go on to seek counseling for the deep issues or problems that trouble their marriage.

* Using the Bible the counselor addresses the external (fruit) and internal (root) behavior and thinking problems the patient is experiencing and recommends a course of action that is consistent with Scriptural teachings. Biblical Counseling has experienced extremely successful results in addressing depression, addiction, anger, anxiety, stress, schizophrenia, and a host of other issues. (see http://business.intuit.com/article/why-biblical-counseling)

?Some effective CBT techniques used to evaluate, renew or reconditioned thinking patterns:

(1) Inductive method/technique: Encourages us to look at our thoughts as being hypotheses or guesses that can be questioned and tested. If we find that our hypotheses are incorrect (because we have new information), then we can change our thinking to be in line with how the situation really is.(http://www.nacbt.org/whatiscbt.htm)

(2) Thought Stopping: Stopping automatic negative thinking (ANTs)
(3) The acceptance paradox: how we keep the fires burning and how to put them out
(4) Focusing Technique: What are you paying attention to?
(5) Rational and helpful self-statements that can become permanent and "automatic". "I am a good person always growing in wisdom and love.?
(6) "I?statements: Continuing to move our self-statements up.
(7) Socratic questioning technique: Whose voice are you listening to, anyhow? Do we have to listen and believe all those old lies?
(8) The determination factor: becoming more focused and gently determined
(9) Slowing Down Technique: Slow-talk/slow walk/slowing down
(10) Later, it's important to address: perfectionism, anger, frustration, setbacks, and our view of the world (http://www.anxietynetwork.com/hcbt.html)

B. Cognitive Behavior Therapy:

Is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the important role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. Cognitive-behavioral therapy does not exist as a distinct therapeutic technique. The term "cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)" is a very general term for a classification of therapies with similarities. There are several approaches to cognitive-behavioral therapy, including Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (BEBT), Rational Behavior Therapy, Rational Living Therapy, CognitiveTherapy, and Dialectic Behavior Therapy.

1. Beck's REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy) use ABC Model or technique that could be described as "as I think, so I feel (and do)!?Understanding it is as simple as A B C.

a) Activating Event: describe the actual event and the client's immediate interpretations of the event
b) Beliefs about the event: process of evaluation that can be rational or irrational
c) Consequences: how you feel and what you do or other thoughts (see ...

Solution Summary

This solution details at least two techniques for each of the four therapies, as well as for what issues that it would be used for a client in treatment e.g Cognitive Biblical Counseling, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Behavior Therapy and Existential Therapy. Supplemented with two articles related to counselling theory and techniques.