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By C. Perris (auth.), Professor Carlo Perris, Dr. Ivy M. Blackburn, Professor Hjördis Perris (eds.)

Developed within the early Nineteen Sixties through Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis within the united states, regularly for the temporary therapy of sufferers being affected by emotional problems, cognitive psychotherapy has quickly multiplied either in its scope and geographically. actually, whilst attending fresh ecu meetings in terms of psychotherapy, for instance, these equipped by way of the ecu organization of Behaviour remedy and the ecu department of the Society for Psychotherapy learn, the thirteenth overseas Congress of Psychotherapy, and the 2 foreign meetings on cognitive psychotherapy which happened in Lisbon in 1980 and in Umea in 1986, you'll now not yet observe the energetic curiosity in cognitive thought 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 starting place within the writings of the ancients in addition to in eighteenth-century philosophers, largely Kant, aren't any longer a strictly transatlantic stream. because the chapters of this guide display, researchers and clinicians from many various ecu nations were devel­ oping the theoretical points of the cognitive conception of the emotional issues and making use of it of their perform. those chapters can in fact characterize yet a pattern of the entire paintings being performed, yet we are hoping that they are going to be either informative and stimulating to researchers and therapists on either side of the Atlantic.

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I must therefore begin by making certain limitations and exclusions. First, the present, tentative approach will focus only on a comparison of cognitive psychotherapy with psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapyll and with behaviour therapy. Secondly, I will not l10wing to the difficulty of finding generally accepted, unequivocal definitions of the different types of therapy, the terms "psychoanalytic psychotherapy", "psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy", and "psychodynamic psychotherapy" wiJJ be used here interchangeably.

In fact, Bandura (1977) proposed that four basic forms oflearning should be taken into account: direct associative experience, vicarious learning, symbolic instruction and symbolic logic. In the light of this new conception the importance of the individual's perception of the stimulus, perception ofthe response and perception ofthe contingency is fully acknowledged. However, this acknowledgement is far from unanimous (cf. Mahoney 1977, 1980a; Farkas 1980; Grossberg 1981; Schwartz 1982 for reviews of the most recent qebate).

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