Essays on Theoretical Orientation Coursework

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Cognitive-Behavioral Theoretical Orientation Theoretical OrientationCognitive-behavioral theoretical orientation is the most effective type of theoretical orientation compared to others, such as Psychodynamic theoretical orientation and Eclecticism theoretical orientation. The reason I have chosen this type of theoretical orientation is because it offers the best response to depression and anxiety that are the most common emotional and psychological issues. Essentially, such an approach is anchored on the precept that a person’s cognitions play an imperative role in as far as developing and maintaining behavior or emotions is concerned in a given life circumstance.

These include assumptions, judgment appraisals and other forms of cognitive processes. According to Hofmann et al. (2012), this type of theoretical orientation is comparatively the most efficacious in anger management problems, anxiety disorders, bulimia, among others. He further reiterates that out of the eleven comparative studies conducted to evaluate the efficacy of the theoretical orientations, Cognitive-behavioral theoretical orientation emerged as the best with seven reviews. It is also important to mention that most research has been focused on this type of theoretical orientation as opposed to the others and some of the research may include the meta-analysis.

The associated research in the meta-analysis that supports this type of theoretical orientation stretches up to chronic pain psychological treatment. In addition, Cognitive-behavioral theoretical orientation is so effective when it comes to cannabis dependence (Dutra et al. , 2008). One example where this type of theoretical orientation can be applied is in psychological counseling or treatment of the patients with anger expression and other related anger problems. One follow up question for the class to answer is “which is the most efficacious theoretical orientation for treatment or management of depression and anxiety? ”ReferencesTop of FormDutra, L., Stathopoulou, G., Basden, S.

L., Leyro, T. M., Powers, M. B., & Otto, M. W. (January 01, 2008). A meta-analytic review of psychosocial interventions for substance use disorders. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 165, 2, 179-87. Hofmann, S. G., Asnaani, A., Vonk, I. J. J., Sawyer, A. T., & Fang, A. (2012). The Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Review of Meta-analyses. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36(5), 427–440. doi: 10.1007/s10608-012-9476-1Bottom of FormTop of FormTop of Form

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