Learning Objectives

Upon completion of Chapter 9, you should be able to describe:

  • Basic concepts associated with each of the cognitive-behavioral theories;
  • Emerging trends in brief counseling approaches relative to cognitive-behavioral theories;
  • Postmodern and diversity issues related to cognitive-behavioral theories;
  • Role of learning theories in behavioral counseling;
  • REBT theory in terms of the ABCDE acronym;
  • Cognitive theory and its role in treating anxiety and depression;
  • Communication patterns involving the three ego states of TA; 
  • Reality therapy’s role in formulating awareness of choice and responsibility, addressing addictive tendencies, and promoting success versus failure identities;
  • Feminist therapy as an emerging theory in the counseling literature;
  • Mindfulness; and
  • Cognitive diffusion.