The Philosophy of Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT): Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy

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Karnac Books, 2010 - Psychology - 288 pages
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Why should modern psychotherapists be interested in philosophy, especially ancient philosophy? Why should philosophers be interested in psychotherapy? There is a sense of mutual attraction between what are, today, two thoroughly distinct disciplines. However, arguably it was not always the case that they were distinct.

This book traces the origins of modern cognitive behavioral therapy, noting a clear analogy with ancient philosophy. Robertson skillfully combines the clinical experience of therapy and the academic grasp of philosophy to write in depth.
  

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Review: The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy

User Review  - Gary Brooks - Goodreads

It took me four months to read this book as I purposely took my time to reflect on the chapters, and follow up on the references. Robertson has provided an exhaustive account of stoicism and its ... Read full review

Review: The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy

User Review  - Jim Andersen - Goodreads

I give this book 3 out 5 Stars because, although this book was written with a focus on Stoicism and its relations to Psychotherapy, the author makes references to Christianity and when he does the ... Read full review

Contents

PHILOSOPHY AND
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CHAPTER
19
CHAPTER THREE
39
CHAPTER FIVE
73
CHAPTER
109
CHAPTER SEVEN
135
CHAPTER EIGHT
151
CHAPTER NINE
169
CHAPTER
193
CHAPTER ELEVEN
207
CHAPTER TWELVE
227
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
249
An example of Stoic therapeutic regime
267
INDEX
283
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. Donaldâs background in academic philosophy has helped him to appreciate the relationship between modern psychotherapy and ancient philosophy, a subject that he has frequently written about and lectured upon in training courses and professional conferences over the years.

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