Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Methods Dissertation or Thesis

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Methods
A research paper presenting the thesis that treatments based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are effective in reducing cases of psychological disorders.
# 153843 | 3,300 words | 18 sources | APA | 2014 | KE
Published on Mar 20, 2014 in Psychology (Therapies)

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This research paper presents the thesis that researchers and therapists have ensured that the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach to treatment of patients with psychological disorders meets the ultimate goals of improving patients' lives through ethical, accessible, and effective ways. The paper presents a history of CBT and then, in support of its thesis, presents several case studies as well as a review of the advantages and disadvantages of CBT. The paper concludes that the CBT approach is effective in reducing cases of psychological disorders and that various benefits can be achieved with the use of this approach.

Case study
Longitudinal case study
Strengths and weakness

From the Paper:

"As described above, there are several strengths of cognitive case formulation. Unlike other psychoanalytic approaches, CBT is open to revisions. As described by Magee, this approach can be improved to avoid ambiguous refutations (Kingdon & Turkington 2002, p.77). This implies that the approach can be continually developed and improved to fit every situation. By so doing, psychiatrists can freely propose, test, re-evaluate, revise, reject, and create new formulations based on the approach (Kingdon & Turkington 2002, p.78). Another advantage of CBT is its foundation in empirical research evidence. CBT approach has been developed and tested over time by renowned psychological experts. Unlike other approaches, CBT is known to have been tested in laboratories for more than 500 times. Beck suggested that the cognitive approach does not only rely on the theoretical hypotheses, but also on empirical researches. Similarly, CBT approaches are not only time efficient, but also cost effective. Unlike other approaches, CBT utilizes few theoretical and empirical constructs and technical intervention. Similarly, it should be noted that both clients and therapists comprehend CBT formulations with ease. Owing to this attribute, clients and therapists can easily evaluate the approach, thus enhancing treatment processes."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Branch, R., & Willson, R, 2010, Cognitive behavioural therapy for dummies (2nd ed.)., N.J.: Wiley ;. Hoboken.
  • Briers, S, 2009, Brilliant cognitive behavioural therapy: how to use CBT to improve your mind and your life.: Pearson Prentice Hall. Harlow.
  • Crane, R, 2009, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy: distinctive features.: Routledge. London.
  • Didonna, F, 2009, Clinical handbook of mindfulness., NY: Springer. New York.
  • Donohue, W. T , 2001, A history of the behavioral therapies founders' personal histories., Nev.: Context Press. Reno.

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