Difference between Cognitive behavior therapy and Verbal behavior therapy?

Nowadays there are different therapies are available for the behavioral program. But there is a common question that needs to be answered. What is the difference between cognitive behavior therapy and verbal behavior therapy? Many people get confused between the two. So, we will make you understand the common difference between the CBT and VBT.

Both the therapies involve working step by step to achieve goals. In both, the client and therapist have to work together to achieve the goal. Both of them have to track the process throughout the treatment.

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Still, there are many differences between cognitive behavior therapy and verbal behavior therapy.

How Cognitive and Applied Behavior Therapy Differ?

The cognitive, as well as applied behavior therapy both, are used for the same problem but their techniques and styles are different. The cognitive behavior therapy helps the patients to change the perspective about themselves. For example, a patient sees a friend and the friend do not say hello to him then the patient may think that he is not worthless or the friend does not like him. Cognitive behavior therapy helps the patient to change this perspective about him.

While the applied behavior therapy consists more of the immediate conditioning to bring out good and positive change. Reward system is used in this type of behavior therapy and the negative behavior of the patient is neglect. For example, if the therapist commands the patient to throw the ball and the patient fails to do so. Then this failure will be accepted and the command will be given to the patient until he gets succeeded in performing that. Once the patient performs the tasks easily then he receives the award for it. The patient gets to benefit from autism, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress syndrome, and other mental health problems by the help of cognitive or applied behavioral therapy.

Cognitive behavior therapy

This therapy is commonly used to treat mental and physical health-related problems like anxiety and depression. It is a method or approach in which behavioral changes are initiated by a therapist and professional.  The approach i is maladaptive behaviors to help patients for their comfort and to make changes to their irrational thoughts and beliefs.

Maladaptive behavior is a person’s behavior which prevents individual or person from adjusting appropriately to normal situations. This type of behavior is not socially acceptable. The main goal of Cognitive behavior therapy is to find or identify maladaptive behavior to recognized beliefs related to it.

In simple words, this therapy helps the client to manage their problems just by changing the way they think behave while responding.

4 Common Techniques Used in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

  • In this, a client and therapist discuss some specific problems.
  • A therapist and client start planning strategies on how to deal with the stated and given problems.
  • A client and therapist together review client homework from the previous week’s session and discuss their progress.
  • It is based on client progress and currently determined goals and the therapist give new homework or task for the following week.

How does CBT Therapy Works?

  • CBT helps the client to overcome their problems more effectively just by breaking the big problem into some small parts.
  • CBT helps you to think negative problems positively and change the negativity in the mind into positivity.
  • Instead of focusing on the past, CBT deals with the current problems of a client.
  • CBT helps to see the positive world by interconnecting the actions, thoughts, and feelings.

Now lets discuss Verbal Behaviour Therapy

Verbal behavior therapy

Unlike cognitive therapy, verbal therapy contributes to the positive reinforcement and reward system. Use for the betterment of certain behaviors like communication skills, social skills, and academics. It also develops learning skills like fine motor dexterity, domestic capabilities, grooming, hygiene and competence at work of a patient.

This therapy educates affected person about the way to communicate based on Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and also with theories of behaviorist B.F Skinner.

It motivates children, adult, to learn language by connecting words with their specific purposes and child or student learn words that help them to grab desired objects. It teaches how Language is so important in telling each other the way they think, the feelings they have towards others, in making request and interaction so easy.

The Language is generally classified in ‘operants’ and each of them has a different function.

4 focused word on Verbal Behavior Therapy:

A verbal behavior therapy language is classified based on type and operands and each has different functions which include.

  • Mand: A request such as “Cookie” to ask for a cookie.
  • Tact: A comment which is people uses for getting attention or for sharing their experiences. Such as “airplane” to represent an airplane.
  • Intraverbal: It is a word used to answer a question or respond such as Where do you go to school? “Castle Park Elementary.”
  • Echoic: It repeated, or echoed words which include”Cookie?” “Cookie!”. It is important for those students who need imitate to learn.

How do Verbal Behaviour Therapy works?

This therapy starts with Mands as listed above.

  • At first, an individual does not have to say a full word, instead, he can just point out what he required, for example, cookie.
  • When an individual learned to say cookie, the therapist will present a cookie in front of an individual.
  • The therapist then helps the individual in shape communication by saying or pointing out the actual word.
  • The therapist will work on a child until a child provides an errorless response.

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