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Cognitive, Dialectic and Behavior Therapies

Types of Psychotherapies

Describe the types of mental illnesses that are best treated using the types of psychotherapies you chose.

Explain why some therapies are more suited for a particular type of mental illness.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. As you requested, the solution below provides a comparison and contrast of 2 related therapies. If you have any question s, just let me know. This solution should get you started. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Good luck with your studies.

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3 Types of Psychotherapy

There are a number of psychotherapies used by clinicians. I have chosen Cognitive , dialectic & behaviour (based on learning theory) therapies as they are commonly used to treat a host of disorders. Let me begin with Cognitive therapy. It is used by clinicians to help patients rethink and reassess their patterns of negative thinking. Consider an individual open to panicking when being a car passenger due to trauma of a car accident he or she was a part of, surviving barely. Said individual was not driving and as such, feelings of being without control leads to anxiety and behavior that becomes controlling for the purpose of getting over the trauma or possibility of risk once again. It is a coping mechanism that can lead to extreme behaviors, seeping into other aspects of a ...

Solution Summary

The solution present concise discussions of the following therapies: cognitive, dialectic and behavior - the types of disorders/mental illnesses that they are best applied to, their strengths psychotherapeutic application. Resources are listed for further explanation of the topic.