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What is Behavior Modification?

Used to modify behaviors, observe and measure how clients RESPOND to CERTAIN TRIGGERS


What is Cognitive Therapy?

Helps to identify and change dysfunctional, negative thoughts and behaviors


What is Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)?

CONFRONTATIONAL approach helps stop negative/irrational thoughts


What is Crisis Intervention?

Assist the Person in Distress to resolve the IMMEDIATE PROBLEM and regain emotional equilibrium


What is Narrative Therapy?

Therapist co-constructs alternative positive stories with the client


What is the Ecological system/Life model?

Focus on life transitions, environmental pressures, fit between client and their environment


What is Psycho-Analysis?

Long-term treatment to resolve inner conflicts and past experiences


Gestalt Therapy

Assist clients with awareness and here and now

Ex: Empty chair technique:
Talk therapy exercises in which you express your thoughts and feelings as if you were talking to a specific person. Even though that person is not present, you direct your words and gestures at an empty chair and imagine that person sitting in it while you talk


Moral Development (Kholberg)

Assist clients to explore decision making/right from wrong


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Help clients to change negative behavior patterns

Teaches behavioral skills such as mindfulness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance

(Mostly for clients with borderline)


What is the Strengths Perspective?

Identify the strengths of a client and build on those strengths to empower the client