Cognitive Behavioral Theory I. Introduction This paper examines the role of cognitive behavioral theory in the provision of therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is sometimes seen as a generalized approach to psychological care, in that it incorporates methodologies from both cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy, which have been built upon a foundation of operant conditioning techniques. In this way, all of these therapies allow human beings to work towards better mental health through by controlling their own mental patterns and behavioral responses. At the same time, cognitive behavioral theory is also a therapy unto itself, because of the way that its therapeutic processes have been modified to become more specific over time. This...The end:
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