An Appraisal of Cognitive Therapy

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This review describes the development of cognitive therapy (CT) for depression in the 1960s and 1970s and its application to diverse clinical populations. The question of how CT works, in terms of both active therapeutic ingredients and mechanisms of change within the individual, is addressed. The limitations of CT are discussed, as well as recent developments and modifications of the therapy that have evolved in response to these perceived limitations and that bring it closer to other therapy approaches. The review concludes with some directions for future research.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Robins, CJ; Hayes, AM

Published Date

  • January 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 61 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 205 - 214

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-006X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/0022-006X.61.2.205

Citation Source

  • Scopus