By C. Perris (auth.), Professor Carlo Perris, Dr. Ivy M. Blackburn, Professor Hjördis Perris (eds.)
Developed within the early Sixties by way of Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis within the united states, quite often for the temporary remedy of sufferers being affected by emotional problems, cognitive psychotherapy has swiftly elevated either in its scope and geographically. actually, while attending fresh ecu meetings in terms of psychotherapy, for instance, these equipped by way of the eu organization of Behaviour treatment and the ecu department of the Society for Psychotherapy learn, the thirteenth overseas Congress of Psychotherapy, and the 2 overseas meetings on cognitive psychotherapy which happened in Lisbon in 1980 and in Umea in 1986, you'll now not yet notice the lively curiosity in cognitive concept and perform at the ecu continent. it's stimulating to discover that cognitive techniques to the knowledge of human emotion and behavior, which locate their beginning within the writings of the ancients in addition to in eighteenth-century philosophers, largely Kant, are not any longer a strictly transatlantic stream. because the chapters of this guide display, researchers and clinicians from many various eu international locations were devel oping the theoretical elements of the cognitive idea of the emotional problems and employing it of their perform. those chapters can after all symbolize yet a pattern of the entire paintings being performed, yet we are hoping that they're going to be either informative and stimulating to researchers and therapists on either side of the Atlantic.
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Obviously, no attempt is made in cognitive psychotherapy to foster regressive transference. If anything, the establishment of a positive transference is favoured, although always in awareness of the inherent risk of dependency reactions. As pointed out by the present author in the accompanying contribution to this volume, the approach in the case of severely disturbed patients consists of promoting in the therapeutic situation a "secure base" for the patient (Bowlby 1979). Structure of Sessions The structure of therapeutic sessions is undoubtedly one distinguishing characteristics ofthe two respective therapies.
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