Behaviour therapy is a broad term referring to psychotherapy, behavior analytical, or a combination of the two therapies. In its broadest sense, the methods focus on either just behaviors or in combination with thoughts and feelings that might be causing them.

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a time-limited treatment that encourages the patient to regain control of mood and functioning typically lasting 12–16 weeks. IPT is based on the principle that there is a relationship between the way people communicate and interact with others and their mental health.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy. It was originally designed to treat depression, but is now used for a number of mental illnesses. It works to solve current problems and change unhelpful thinking and behavior.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. DBT is based on the idea that, for people to build a better life and reach important goals, they need to make some important changes (such as reducing negative behaviours, relationship problems, impulsive behaviour), and also need to learn to accept themselves.

Meditative Dialogue: Cultivating Mindfulness, Compassion and Empathy

The first kind of truth consists of information collected and added, from a safe distance, to our mental inventory. In this mindfulness-based program, counseling can help you to learn mindfulness activities that are engaging for conversation processes.

Mindfulness is being fully present in the moment; having a non-judgemental awareness of our moment-to-moment experiences as they are occurring rather than being lost in thought about the past or planning for the future. Through mindfulness practice we can learn to be less reactive and more intentional in our words and actions. We can become more intimately aware of our emotions and respond to them, rather than being swept away by them when they become very intense. Mindfulness practice can support us in leading a richer life as we learn to ‘show up’ and be present with all that life brings our way – whether it be pleasant, unpleasant or neutral.

Solutionfocused brief therapy is an approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. It explores current resources and future hopes rather than present problems and past causes and typically involves only four to eight sessions.

Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) A fundamental premise of REBT is humans do not get emotionally disturbed by unfortunate circumstances, but by how they construct their views of these circumstances through their language, evaluative beliefs, meanings and philosophies about the world, themselves and others. In REBT, clients usually learn and begin to apply this premise by learning the A-B-CD-E-F model of psychological disturbance and change.