CBT has become more established as the therapy of choice in recent years, and consequently different voices in the CBT tradition have become prominent. This book brings together these voices by offering its readers a one-stop guide to the major approaches.
Each chapter offers an overview of a particular approach to CBT, covering:
Historical development of the approach; Theoretical underpinnings; Practical Applications; Case Examples; Research status
This book is essential reading for CBT trainees and practitioners as well as those training within the broader field of counseling & psychotherapy.
Chapter One: Cognitive Behaviour Therapies in Britain: The Historical Context and Present Situation
Cognitive Behaviour Therapies in Britain: The Historical Context and Present Situation
The rise in the profile of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is an international phenomenon, with theoretical and clinical contributions coming from across the European and anglophone world, but cognitive and behavioural interventions have a particularly significant – and sometimes controversial – position in contemporary Britain. Whilst the genealogy of many of the cognitive techniques used by current practitioners originates in the USA, there has been a strong tradition in evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions on this side of the Atlantic. Much of the early impetus for the development of behaviour therapies originated with clinical psychologists and psychiatrists at the Maudsley Hospital from the 1950s onwards, and ...