Cognitive-Behavior Modification (04:01)
Dr. Donald Meichenbaum integrates clinical concerns of psychodynamic and cognitive-semantic therapy with the technology of behavior therapy. Behavior reflects various processes. Therapists are charged with making clients aware of the contribution of these processes and viewing reactions as evidence; CBM is not a panacea.
Cognitive-Behavior Modification: Goals (02:17)
Goals include bolstering a flexible coping repertoire, helping the client develop a sense of responsibility and efficacy, making the client aware of the transactional nature of behavior, and ensuring the client has the necessary skills for personal experiments. Collaboration is the basis of the change process.
Client Session: Richard (07:42)
Richard is depressed and angry about his divorce; he speculates on why it happened. Richard discusses agreeing to the film project, behavioral changes, and areas that need work. He shares goals for an upcoming counseling session with his ex-wife.
Expressing Emotions (07:22)
Richard considers what it would look like to express his anger about the divorce to his ex-wife. Meichenbaum and Richard explore the possible impact of that expression.
Managing Emotions (06:31)
Meichenbaum asks Richard to consider ways in which he can cope with and express anger; Meichenbaum incites a reaction from Richard. Richard reflects on his behavior toward a coworker and how to communicate that someone's behavior is irritating without harming the relationship.
Richard feels the loss of everything associated with his divorce and worries he will not find a female companion. He describes his depression and thoughts about suicide.
Richard feels like he has been reborn and is optimistic about the future. He reflects on what he gained from his marriage, what he brought to that relationship, and what he has to give in the future. Meichenbaum reflects on their conversation.
Therapy Summary (04:31)
Meichenbaum is somewhat frustrated with his session with Richard. He has many questions and areas he would like to address. Meichenbaum reflects on Richard's emotions.
Credits: Three Approaches to Psychotherapy 3 — Richard: Dr. Donald Meichenbaum — Cognitive-Behavior Modification (00:17)
Credits: Three Approaches to Psychotherapy 3 — Richard: Dr. Donald Meichenbaum — Cognitive-Behavior Modification
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