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Anonymous asked

Hi there, could you please tell me some similarities and differences between behaviour and reality therapy? Thanks, Angie

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Insight Psychological Staff answered

Behaviour therapy and reality therapy are similar in that they both deal with the here-and-now actions of the client. They focus on what a person is doing that causes them distress, and then the aim is to alter the behaviour and introduce new behaviours.

Reality therapy takes behaviour therapy to the next level. New behaviours are practiced in session, and the therapist often joins the client in his/her environment to practice these new behaviours.

For more information about the background and process of reality therapy, I would suggest looking it up on Wikipedia.

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