Handbook of Evidence-based Psychotherapies: A Guide for by Chris Freeman, Mick Power

By Chris Freeman, Mick Power

At a time whilst facts is every little thing, the excellent instruction manual of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies instruction manual presents a distinct, updated review of the present evidence-base for mental remedies and significant mental issues. The editors take a pluralistic strategy, masking cognitive and behavioural remedies in addition to counselling and humanistic techniques. Internationally-renowned specialist members consultant readers during the most recent learn, taking a serious evaluation of every practice’s strengths and weaknesses. a last bankruptcy offers an outline for the long run.

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A large scale trial is currently under way in the US. Cognitive Therapy for Anxiety Disorders Cognitive therapy has been adapted for the full range of anxiety disorders: generalised anxiety disorder (Beck & Emery with Greenberg, 1985); panic disorder (Clark, 1986; Craske & Barlow, 2001); social phobia (Heimberg & Becker, 2002) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (Frost & Steketee, 2002; Salkovskis, 1985). , 1987, 1991). 5–2) at post-test and follow up suggest that cognitive therapy is an efficacious intervention for generalised anxiety disorder.

This had profoundly affected his self-concept; he was experiencing many features of depression. A cognitive formulation of Thomas’s presenting problems suggested that, at a core level, central to his sense of self, Thomas had assimilated the belief that his acceptability as a person was conditional on being respected and regarded as competent in all domains and at all times. His career as a carpenter and his retirement interests involved fine motor skills that had been essentially lost through the progression of the Parkinson’s disease.

Those with an established pedigree include Aaron T. , 1979), Albert Ellis’ rational-emotive therapy (Ellis, 1962), Don Meichenbaum’s cognitive-behavioural modification (Meichenbaum, 1977) and Arnold Lazarus’s multi-modal therapy (Lazarus, 1989). These approaches tend to have more commonalities than differences and differences tend to be of emphasis rather than content. This chapter focusses on a form of cognitive therapy developed by Professor Aaron T. Beck in the 1970s. We first describe the cognitive theory that underpins cognitive therapy.

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