• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Beck's Cognitive Therapy
Beck's cognitive therapy
FrankWills

This chapter will begin with a brief account of Aaron Beck's personal history as it intertwines with the development of his therapeutic approach. It will then describe his model's main theoretical ideas, followed by a review of its main practical aspects. After giving a case example, the chapter will conclude with an assessment of its efficacy, effectiveness and status as a model of therapy.

Historical Development of the Approach

Beck was a somewhat sceptical recruit into both psychiatry and psychoanalysis (Wills, 2009a). His open and enquiring mind has served the generation of cognitive behaviour therapists who followed his work well. He was particularly interested in trying to establish the validity of psychoanalytic concepts by empirical research and set out to test the ...

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