Discussion: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Family Settings Versus Individual Settings
Whether used with individuals or families, the goal of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is to modify client behavior. Although CBT for families is similar to CBT for individuals, there are significant differences in their applications. As you develop treatment plans, it is important that you recognize these differences and how they may impact your therapeutic approach with families. For this Discussion, as you compare the use of CBT for families and individuals, consider challenges of applying this therapeutic approach to your own client families.
Compare the use of cognitive behavioral therapy for families to cognitive behavioral therapy for individuals
Analyze challenges of using cognitive behavioral therapy for families
Recommend effective cognitive behavioral therapy strategies for families
Reflect on your practicum experiences with CBT in family and individual settings.
Post an explanation of how the use of CBT in families compares to CBT in individual settings. Provide specific examples from your own practicum experiences. Then, explain challenges counselors might encounter when using CBT in the family setting.
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