From Freud to cognitive therapy

Linklater_essay_image.jpgProspect Magazine has an in-depth article about the development of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) – one of the most researched and effective forms of modern psychotherapy.

The article tracks how Aaron Beck discovered the principles of CBT after initially starting off as a Freudian therapist himself.

The therapy is now one of the most widely recommended non-drug treatments for mental disorder, as well as a number of other situations where psychological function can be altered to increase quality of life, such as in chronic pain.

The article is one of the best descriptions of CBT I’ve yet seen in a mainstream publication and does a great job of outlining the history of the practice.

Link to article ‘After Freud’.

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