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The importance of choice in therapy: From the perspective of a, hopefully flexible, CBT practitioner

Dryden, Windy. 2009. The importance of choice in therapy: From the perspective of a, hopefully flexible, CBT practitioner. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 11(3), pp. 311-322. ISSN 1364-2537 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

The main purpose of this paper is to present a personal account of my therapeutic journey and to show how my practice of CBT is informed not only by orientation-specific variables (e.g. emphases on 1) attitude; 2) perpetuation of disturbance as opposed to its acquisition; 3) specificity; 4) the development of client self-help skills; and 5) homework), but by more general, trans-theoretical variables (e.g. rooting therapy in the bonds, views, goals and tasks domains of the working alliance and dealing effectively with threats to this alliance). In doing so, I hope to show that when practised well CBT draws upon general principles that span different
therapeutic approaches as well as on ideas specific to CBT.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

10.1080/13642530903230418

Keywords:

CBT flexibility working alliance choice

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Social, Therapeutic & Community Studies (STaCS)

Dates:

DateEvent
September 2009Published

Item ID:

4822

Date Deposited:

16 Feb 2011 14:02

Last Modified:

07 Dec 2012 12:55

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/4822
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