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Source: Behavior Therapy Associates
CBT places its primary emphasis on cognitions (i.e., thoughts). Dysfunctional thoughts, sometimes referred to as private speech, self-talk, or attitudes are at the heart of emotional upset such as anxiety, depression, anger and guilt. These upsetting emotions produce a chain reaction of self-defeating behaviors which in turn may create more dysfunctional thoughts. CBT has a wealth of scientific research documenting its effectiveness with children, adolescents, adults and couples.
ABA is an approach which was developed in the late 1960’s and is characterized by a careful analysis of the challenging behavior within the current environmental context. The analysis is then directly linked to a behavior intervention plan so as to produce healthy, more adaptive ways of responding to situations. The ABA approach has been used widely with children with autism spectrum disorders and other problems of a developmental nature.