Combines cognitive theory and behavior theories.
"the way that i think impacts the way that i feel and act." use reinforcement and punishment to change behavior. good in trauma, criminal justice, depression, anxiety, addiction
replaces maladaptive behavior with desired behavior, asks lots of ?s, lots of homework done, educational process, "here and now" focus, is brief and goal oriented.
methods used: relaxation training, mental & emotive imagery, cognitive modeling, covert model (role playing), thought stopper (scream stop!), cognitive restructuring (baby steps replacing maladaptive thought with positive thought), reframing (change how problems are viewed), stress inoculation (set up anxiety inducing moment and clients uses skills to cope with situation), meditation, biofeedback (electrodes), neurolinguistic programming (use senses to sense stress)