• 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.

Schema Therapy
Schema therapy
VartouhiOhanian and RanaRashed
Historical Development of the Approach

‘Schema therapy is an innovative, integrative therapy developed by Young and colleagues that significantly expands on traditional cognitive behavioural treatments and concepts’ (Young et al., 2003a: 1). Schema therapy has been found to be effective in the treatment of personality disorders, chronic depression and other Axis I disorders (APA, 2000) as well as couples problems.

Jeffrey Young, PhD, founder of Schema Therapy, trained and worked in cognitive therapy with Dr Aaron T. Beck in Philadelphia. He became interested in the ‘treatment failures’, that is, those clients who did not respond to or frequently relapsed with traditional cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Young noted that these cases had many characteristics in common, such as: presenting problems which were chronic, ...

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