International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 12 (2015)

A critical evaluation of unified model of psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


Dr. Jasbir Rishi

Cognitive therapy, also commonly referred to as Cognitive- behaviour therapy, is a form of health therapy that resides in the category of psychotherapy. Cognitive therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy are two sides of the same coin; often health therapists practice as cognitive-behavioural therapists. It is unlike psychoanalysis, whereas the therapist acts as an investigator, probing the inner psyche or unconscious and subconscious impulses within the mind of your patient. The goal of psychoanalysis includes bringing behavioural patterns in the unconscious to the surface and identifying how they influence behaviour. When most people think of psychoanalysis they think of visiting the psychologist where they may sit on a couch, prepared to answer questions that probe deep into their inner mind or psyche.rnWhile both aim to reduce symptoms and distress, perhaps the most central difference between CBT and psychodynamic therapy is that psychodynamic therapy tries to get at why you feel or behave the way you do (i.e., uncover deeper and often unconscious motivations for feelings and ) whereas CBT does not. CBT simply attempts to alleviate suffering as quickly as possible by training your mind to replace dysfunctional thought patterns, perceptions, and behaviour (without asking more about them) with more realistic or helpful ones in order to alter behaviour and emotions.rnAdvocates of psychodynamic therapy argue that for many issues, a deeper treatment is required to produce lasting change. Advocates of CBT argue that their briefer methods are just as effective. And while a subject of controversy, the research data generally support both approaches. Cognitive behavioural therapy is used to treat a wide range of issues. It's often the preferred type of psychotherapy because it can quickly help you identify and cope with specific challenges. It generally requires fewer sessions than other types of therapy and is done in a structured way.rnIn this paper an attempt is made to assess the effectiveness of these therapeutic measures by reviewing studies in clinical practice. In some cases, cognitive behavioural therapy is most effective when it's combined with other treatments, such as antidepressants or other medications. Clinical research generally supports the efficacy of both CBT and psychodynamic therapy. Deciding which one is better for you depends to varying extents on:rn• Which approach appeals to you.rn• Finding a “good fit” with a competent therapist (of either orientation).rn• Your reasons for seeking therapy, your level of commitment, and your financial resources.rn
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Dr. Jasbir Rishi. A critical evaluation of unified model of psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 12, 2015, Pages 438-441
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