What Is Behavioural Therapy?
Behavioural therapy is a term used for different types of therapy that treat mental health disorders. These types of behavioural therapy seeks to identify and help change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviours.
It functions in a way to change unhealthy learned behaviours.
The treatment is often focused on current problems and how to change them and possibly learn new ones.
Who Could Benefit From Behavioural Therapy?
Behavioural therapy can benefit people with a wide range of disorders.
People most commonly seek behavioural therapy to treat:
- Anger issues
It can also help treat conditions and disorders such as:
- Eating Disorders (Anorexia)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Phobias, including social phobias
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Substance Abuse
Types Of Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can be used for both adult and children. For children the use Cognitive Behavioural play therapy. By watching children play, therapists are able to gain insight into what a child is uncomfortable expressing or unable to express. Children may be able to choose their own toys and play freely. They might be asked to draw a picture or use toys to create scenes in a sandbox. Therapists may teach parents how to integrate with their children and teach them to improve their play to improve communication with their children.
Also known as graduated exposure therapy. It is a type of cognitive behaviour therapy developed by South African psychiatrist, Joseph Wolpe. System desensitization relies heavily on classical conditioning. It is often used to treat phobias. People are taught to replace a fear response to a phobia with relaxation responses. A person is first taught relaxation and breathing techniques. Then they will slowly expose the person to face their fear in little doses at a time while they practice these techniques.
Aversion therapy mainly treats problems such as substance abuse and alcoholism. It works by teaching people to associate a stimulus that’s desirable but unhealthy with an extremely unpleasant stimulus. The unpleasant stimulus may be something that causes discomfort. For example, a therapist may teach you to associate alcohol with an unpleasant memory.
Where To Find Help.
Anxiety UK. Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm).
SOS Help. is an English-language emotional support line for the international community in France
Phone 01 46 21 46 46 every day from 3-11 pm or “callsoshelp” via Skype
Phone +91 96 71 21 099 (Open 24*7)
Homeless person in the Greater Chennai Area who you suspect is suffering from mental illness?
Contact ADAA works to prevent, treat and cure anxiety
ADAA is an international non profit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research.
8701 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
The Belgian non-profit Community Help Service (CHS) provides emotional and practical support to people who find it easier to use English than one of the official languages. CHS operates a confidential 24/7 information and crisis telephone helpline. Community Help Service (CHS) is a non-profit organisation established in 1971 as a resource for the English-speaking expatriate population of Belgium.
Book an appointment phone 02 647 67 80
Phone help line 02 648 40 14 24/7
Phone 02 647 67 80 The Community Help Service Office is open to receive your calls 10:00 – 16:00, Monday – Friday.
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