publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Book . 2009

4. Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

Research and Practice in Health and Social Care
Nima G. Moghaddam; David L. Dawson; David M. Gresswell;
  • Published: 27 Nov 2009
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Country: United States
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a generic term, encompassing both: (1) approaches underpinned by an assumption that presenting emotional and behavioural difficulties are cognitively mediated or moderated; and (2) atheoretical bricolages of cognitive and behavioural techniques. This latter category may include effective therapeutic packages (perhaps acting through mechanisms articulated in the first category) but, when theory is tacit, it becomes harder to make analytical generalisations or to extrapolate principles that could guide idiographic formulation and intervention. In contrast, the first category of approaches posits that presenting difficulties m...
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