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Cognitive Behavior Theory

Cognitive Behavior Theory. Reply to 2 classmates for each forum. You must explain briefly (200-250 words) why you agree or disagree with your classmate’s view. Your replies must be in response to classmates who answered a different question than you and significantly add to the discussion. Include a biblical worldview.You are required to include at least one reference in each reply. Remember to use APA formatting.

Cognitive Behavior Theory

Classmate #1 Victor

Cognitive therapists believe that it is important to socialize the client to therapy. What are some examples of this goal in the session? How effective do you believe this technique was? Would you have done anything differently?

Teaching a client, the ability to associate their thoughts and establishing how it relates to their emotions is a powerful tool.  The example Dr. Lundgren used about seeing Sally walking across the street and not speaking was simple, yet it made the point. Many times, people jump to the wrong conclusion simply by how their day has been going. And what they are feeling within the moment. Helen immediately walked the cognitive path of socialization as she began to relate to wondering what she had done to make Sally mad, stating she would be spending way too much time in this thought process assuming, and wondering if she should call Sally. (Pearson, n.d.). Some of the examples that stood out to me were the way Dr. Lundgren continued to reinforce the session by walking Helen down the path of what was the situation, her thoughts, emotions, the behaviors that could be a possible outcome of the scenario, and what results could be a possibility. Helen was able to use the three automatic thought process’s: verbally and visually, validity and their utility, and evaluating if the thoughts were dysfunctional (Murdock, 2017, p.310).

I believe this layout is very effective. It allows the counselor to help the client to become socialized within a cognitive model by following a script. Automatic thoughts take the client to an emotion, allowing them to relate to an incident they have previously experienced. Behaviors are generated from the feelings that have been experienced. The emotion will delegate how a client will respond to the situation. The one thing that I may have done differently is to encourage Helen perhaps to talk to her husband about her feelings of missing her writing, and working on plays. Connecting with him once more over a cup of coffee and allowing him to see her not just as his wife or the mother of his children. But, as the women he married, who had a zeal for writing before the married life. Once this line of communication was on the table, he would have a better understanding of why it was so important to her to take a class over the weekend. It would allow him to be supportive with a more rational understanding of why Helen wanted to take a course. Then when she came to the question of asking if he would be willing to watch the children so that she may take the class, he could answer her with more facts to base his answer.

Cognitive Session Theories in action. [Video file]. (n.d.). Pearson. Retrieved September 5, 2019, from http://media.pearsoncmg.com/pcp/21270572125/index.html?wf=1&item=2

Murdock, N. L. (2017). Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Case Approach [Pearson e Text] (4th ed.). Retrieved from        https://etext.pearson.com/eplayer/pdfbook?

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