Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy
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... Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy Introduction Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy, as its suggests, blends the theoretical insights of both the behavioural and cognitive therapists. The origins of Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy can be traced back to Stoic, Taoist and Buddhist philosophies which link human emotions to thoughts and ideas (Beck et al, 1979). Modern CBT is psychologically based and historically can be linked to behavioural theories such as those developed by Pavlov (Classical conditioning, 1927) and Skinner (Operant conditioning, 1938). Behavioural therapy (BT) proved particularly effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly with specific phobias....