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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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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Donald Robertson is an integrative psychotherapist and trainer, who specializes in the treatment of anxiety and the use of cognitive-behavioral approaches to clinical hypnotherapy. He is the author of a number of articles on philosophy and psychotherapy in professional journals, and the forthcoming book, The Discovery of Hypnosis, The Collected Writings of James Braid. Donald's 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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