Compare and contrast two mental health theories

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Submit a paper which compares and contrasts two mental health theories:

  • You may choose your theories from the textbook or from other sources.
  • Describe each theory, including some history about the person who developed the theory and the major ideas and applications of the theory.
  • Describe the ways in which the two theories are similar, and how they differ.
  • Include a statement of how each theory could be used in your nursing practice. Include specific patient examples if you have them. You may also critique the theory: Is there anything with which you disagree or are there any problems you can identify?
  • It is expected that this essay will be 2-3 pages in length (not including the title page), double-spaced. Your paper should include an introduction and conclusion and proper APA citations from any source material you use, including your text.

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School: UT Austin



Mental Health Theories




Research shows that several theories have been invented in a bid to understand health and
mental illness. These theories are applied to understand the problems associated with mental
health and to explore different approaches in the diagnosis and treatment options. For this study,
the author will analyze two theories; cognitive and behavioral theories that are often applied in
the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders with a detailed explanation and history of
each approach. The student shall also explain the similarities and differences between the two
theories and how they are applied in the nursing practice.
• Describe

each theory, including some history about the person who developed the theory

and the major ideas and applications of the theory.

Behavioral Theory also known as behaviorism is a theory of learning that is construed on the
idea that behaviors are acquired and learned through conditioning. According to this school of
thought, an individual's behavior can be studied in an evident and systematic manner regardless
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