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Types of Behavioral Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and commitment therapy for anxiety disorders: A practitioner’s treatment guide to using mindfulness, acceptance, and values-based behavior change strategies. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc. Hayes, S. C. (2005). Get out of your mind & into your life: The new acceptance and commitment therapy.

Adlerian Therapy
Adlerian Therapy

Adlerian Therapy Adlerian Psychotherapy is both humanistic and goal-oriented. It places an emphasis on the individual’s strivings for success, connectedness with others, and contributions to society as being hallmarks of mental health.

Animal-Assisted Therapy
Animal-Assisted Therapy

Animal-assisted therapy encompasses all types of psychology theories from psychoanalytic to behavioral. Amy McCullough, who is the American Humane Association’s National Animal-Assisted Therapy Director, explains that animal-assisted therapy is “utilizing an animal as an adjunct to a therapeutic process” regardless of theory.

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Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) now has a tool kit to help parents work with their children’s applied behavior analysts. (Learn more and download it here.) Although the tool kit was developed with children and teens in mind, it also contains helpful information for those wanting to better understand and support ABA therapy for an adult with autism.

Art Therapy (see Arts Therapies)
Art Therapy (see Arts Therapies)

Does art-based therapy plus cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) reduce symptoms in panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder? The answer is a very tentative "maybe" according to a recent study's findings. Despite the limited participant size and other limitations, it's a study worth considering for many reasons.

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Attachment-Based Therapy
Attachment-Based Therapy

Attachment Based Cognitive Behavioral Systemic Therapy (AB-CBST) Year Long Training The Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy is proud to announce its Attachment Based - Cognitive Behavioral Systemic Therapy Training.

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Behavior Therapy
Behavior Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy relies on behavioral techniques but adds a cognitive element, focusing on the problematic thoughts that lie behind behaviors. Applied behavior analysis utilizes operant conditioning to shape and modify problematic behaviors.

Behavioural Activation
Behavioural Activation

Behavioral activation is a treatment for depression that has been found to be very effective, even for clients who have not had success with other approaches. Researchers have found behavioral activation to be on par with medication and slightly superior to cognitive therapy in the treatment of depression.

Bereavement Counselling (see our Pages on Bereavement)
Bereavement Counselling (see our Pages on Bereavement)

 Bereavement Counseling Complicated and Disenfranchised Grief in the LGBT Population Brian Oltman Ryokan College Thesis Statement Supportive grief counseling has been shown to be effective in addressing complicated grief issues for individual growth and well-being.

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Brain Stimulation Therapy
Brain Stimulation Therapy

Brain stimulation therapies involve activating or touching the brain directly with electricity, magnets, or implants to treat depression and other disorders. Electroconvulsive therapy is the most researched stimulation therapy and has the longest history of use.

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Cardiopulmonary
Cardiopulmonary

Cardiac Behavioral Medicine approaches heart disease from a number of angles, and we offer tailored treatment in seven different areas: S.M.A.R.T. Heart (stress management and recreational therapy for heart patients): This comprehensive inpatient program provides a supportive atmosphere and teaches distractions and techniques for managing stress and improving the healing process.

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Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

CAT is organised in the UK by the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT). ACAT is a member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and is a registered charity.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. Unlike traditional Freudian psychoanalysis, which probes childhood wounds to get at the root causes of conflict, CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging patients to challenge distorted cognitions and change destructive patterns of behavior.

Cognitive Therapy
Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psycho-social intervention that is the most widely used evidence-based practice for improving mental health.

Counselling
Counselling

Behavioral therapy is an umbrella term for types of therapy that treat mental health disorders. This form of therapy seeks to identify and help change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors.

Couples Counselling (see Couples and Relationship Therapy)
Couples Counselling (see Couples and Relationship Therapy)

Effective couples therapists point out the strengths in the relationship and build resilience particularly as therapy nears a close. Because so much of couples therapy involves focusing on problem areas, it's easy to lose sight of the other areas in which couples function effectively.

DBT
DBT

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help better treat borderline personality disorder.

Drama Therapy (see Arts Therapies)
Drama Therapy (see Arts Therapies)

While some practitioners define art, dance/movement, music, or drama therapies as play therapies, creative arts therapies and expressive therapies are not merely subsets of play therapy and have a long history in mental health with distinct approaches.

Family Therapy
Family Therapy

Family Behavior Therapy (FBT), which has demonstrated positive results in both adults and adolescents, is aimed at addressing not only substance use problems but other co-occurring problems as well, such as conduct disorders, child mistreatment, depression, family conflict, and unemployment.

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Geriatric
Geriatric

Therapy for Geriatric Issues Therapy can help older adults who may have difficulty with the transitions of aging to manage their emotions, find new sources of enjoyment and meaning, and find new support systems.

Group Therapy
Group Therapy

Behavioral therapy is an umbrella term for types of therapy that treat mental health disorders. This form of therapy seeks to identify and help change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors.

Humanistic Therapy
Humanistic Therapy

Humanistic Therapy overlaps considerably with existential approaches and emphasizes the growth and fulfillment of the self (self-actualization) through self-mastery, self-examination and creative expression.

Integrative or Holistic Therapy
Integrative or Holistic Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy ; Heart-centered hypnotherapy; Breathwork; Guided imagery; Theory and Methods of Holistic Therapy. Holistic therapy theory holds that a person's consciousness is not housed in any one part of the person but is instead an integration of the mind, body, and spirit.

Interpersonal Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal therapy focuses on the interpersonal relationships of the depressed person. The idea of interpersonal therapy is that depression can be treated by improving the communication patterns and how people relate to others.

Neurological
Neurological

Neuro-Behavioral Therapy What Is “Neurobehavioral Therapy” Neurobehavioral therapy is a set of assessment and treatment procedures addressing biological mechanisms of underlying behavioral disorders and psychological conditions.

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Orthopedic
Orthopedic

The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) provides board certification in orthopedic physical therapy. Applicants are required to be licensed as physical therapists and to have accumulated a minimum of 2,000 hours of direct patient care as orthopedic physical therapists within the prior three years.

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Pediatric
Pediatric

Most experts recommend using both medication and behavior therapy to treat ADHD. This is known as a multimodal treatment approach. There are many forms of behavior therapy, but all have a common goal—to change the child's physical and social environments to help the child improve his behavior.

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Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Therapies
Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Therapies

Psychodynamic therapy is the oldest of the modern therapies. (Freud’s psychoanalysis is a specific form and subset of psychodymanic therapy.) As such, it is based in a highly developed and multifaceted theory of human development and interaction.

Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy

Behavioral therapy is an umbrella term for therapies that treat mental health disorders. It identifies and helps change self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors. Behavioral therapy is an umbrella term for therapies that treat mental health disorders.

Relationship Counselling
Relationship Counselling

Looking at the flip side, these five principles of effective therapy suggest ways that couples can build and maintain positive close relationships. Take an objective look at your relationship, to get help to reduce dysfunctional behaviors, feel that you can share your emotions, communicate effectively, and emphasize what's working.

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