After conversing with my friend about his unsuccessful life I have decided to recommend for him to see a therapist that can change his self-defeating thoughts. I told him about cognitive therapy because the practice is self-associative to ultimately alter the way he thinks and the way he acts. Cognitive behavior therapy is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the important role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. My best friend stated that talking will now help reduce his negative thoughts about himself but this untrue. His statement illuminates why he needs cognitive therapy because cognitive therapy is going to change his way of mind. “Talking won’t help. The more I talk about my problems the more I think about my problems. The more I think about my problems the more depressed I get”, this statement by my friend is not an unalterable ladder of anxious thoughts. Cognitive therapy makes people learn to replace to catastrophizing with more realistic appraisals and to practice that counter their problem. An example could be the recent Psychology exam my friend barely passed. It is saddening for him because he wanted a better grade, but with cognitive therapy he can talk about his problems and find out why he received that grade, but instead of saying his outcome in a pessimistic tone, he can say it in more optimistic tone. Such as “I got a 69 on my test but if I study harder I can get a higher grade.” The therapy has altered his way of thinking and know that my friend knows how to receive a better grade he can put it into practice which will ultimately change the way he acts. Of course Cognitive therapy is not just limited to education but in other aspects of his life that are creating these “sad” thoughts in my friend’s head. Now of course I expect the therapist to have effective, and efficient methods that he will use for Cognitive therapy, especially since therapy is time-limited. One of the methods I imagine the therapist will use is the Socratic Method. This method will allow the therapist to gain a good understanding of my friend and his concerns. Usually therapist will encourage their clients to ask themselves questions of doubt such as “Are they really laughing at me? Or could they be laughing at
University of Phoenix
Professor Catherine Mather-Colcernian
March 3, 2015
This essay will provide an overview of Compulsive Overeating Disorder as well as Binge eating. The essay will define the two disorders as well as provide examples to support the research and findings. This essay will outline current approaches for treating Compulsive Overeating and Binge Eating disorder as well as the theoretical basis for the approaches. Details on how counselor’s can work…
prevalent in industrialized societies and has been linked to serious health issues and traffic accidents. This essay views sleep and sleep deprivation from five different motivational perspectives in order to gain a holistic understanding of the phenomena. From evolutionary, psychodynamic, behaviourist, cognitive, and hierarchy of needs perspectives, it is inferred that the cognitive and behaviourist perspectives uphold the most merit for gaining understanding into sleep and sleep deprivation.…
is that they do not have the ability to distinguish
emotion in the way in which the people around them behave or
in their expressions.
Autism and developing communication skills.
Bailey et al (1996) says that an autistic person could also shows signs
of having difficulty in maintaining a topic of conversation.
There are serious delays in the language development in a person
who has autism. This results in nearly half of autistic people having
problems in communicating how they feel verbally…
describe God as the ‘creator’, ‘the king of the universe’ etc. Every religion uses language to express and understand supernatural ideas and many philosophers have come up with different concepts in an attempt to understand religious language; this includes analogies, symbols, myths, via-negativa and language games etc. this essay will describe how the various different concepts can be used to understand religious language.
Aquinas claims that one way in which religious can be understood is through…
CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF)
Unit Ref: L/601/1693
CYP Core 3.1: Understand Child Development and Young Person Development
Learning Outcome 1:
Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth – 19 years.
Assessment Criteria 1.1:
Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development from birth – 19 years.
Answer to 1.1:
Below I have explained the sequence and rate of each development…
Child Abuse: A modern slavery.
This research paper explores the vast topic of child abuse as a problem solving essay. It first looks at the statistical evidence that prove that child abuse is an important issue in America. Then, after defining and describing each of the four main types of child abuse, the paper focuses on it possible causes. Afterwards, the paper…
out against the war at a rally in Cincinnati. The rally Ruby attended was his first and
would not be his last as he became an outspoken critic of all things that had to do with
building powers to kill any living being.
I decided to write an essay on this subject in a questioning format. I will go
deeply into the psyche of Ruby to get the true feeling of his intent and how it made him
“A social movement is an informal collective movement of people, loosely
coordinated in their…
Ethical movie review
Title: Blood Diamond
Studio: Virtual Studios
Producer: Warner Bros.
Director: Edward Zwick
Country: United States of America
The following essay will examine ethical issues addressed through the movie “Blood Diamond”. The two main issues identified and discussed are; child soldiers and conflict diamonds. My main lens of ethical theories will consist of the four western theories, this includes, egoism, utilitarianism, ethics of duties and…
world,’7 and a psychology film says that ‘we are emotions and emotions are us.’8 Yet, an emotion itself consists of ‘various internal feelings and external forms of behavior, and it can vary in intensity.’7 Emotions can be distorted by sense perception just like sense perception can be changed by emotion, due to the undeniable correlation between the four ways of knowing. However, it can also be affected by, say, experiences, age, gender, culture, between other attributes.
An example of how experience…
Discuss Factors and Theories that Influence Children and Young People’s Development and How these Influence Current Practice.
Within this essay I am going to discuss and explain the differences between Personal factor and External factor. As well as discussing and conversing the different factors I am also going to talk about the influence of child development within three theorists, these three theorists are Maria Montessori, Lev Yvgotsky and Jean Piaget. Once I have explained each theorist and…