SOC217 M2D1: CBT and Problem Behaviors, OR, Case Management and Vulnerable Groups

Topic Choice #1: CBT and Problem Behaviors
Our first discussion for Module Two will focus on the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy in treating compulsive behavior disorders. As mentioned in the reading and module notes, this is a very popular form of therapy that is applied in a variety of contexts. One of the major strong points of CBT is that it emphasizes that an individual client needs to learn to become aware of his or her own thinking patterns. Please be sure to have the appropriate reading and video content about this approach completed before beginning the activity.
Before starting this activity, complete the assigned reading and view the following videos:
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Case study clinical example CBT: First session with a client with symptoms of depression (CBT model)(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
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INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications. (2006). The psychodynamic approach(Links to an external site.)
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Films on Demand. (2000). Smoking behavior change strategies(Links to an external site.)
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[Video file] [2 min 34 sec]. Smoking Cessation.
Respond to the following questions:
Citing our reading material and the above three videos, explain the major differences between a psychodynamic approach to therapy and a cognitive-behavioral approach.
After engaging in your own independent research and directly referencing the video about smoking behavior, make an argument for why another type of compulsive behavior (your choice here) might best be treated through a cognitive-behavioral approach.
As our reading clearly points out, many practitioners argue that a CBT approach is more effective than Freudian or Jungian forms of therapy. Why is this the case, especially with regard to smoking, drinking, and other addiction-based behaviors?

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