Why Not CBT?

Against and for CBT Revisited
PCCS Books (Verlag)
  • 2. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 10. April 2018
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  • Softcover
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  • 448 Seiten
978-1-910919-34-7 (ISBN)
This comprehensively revised and updated second edition of the 2008 classic Against and for CBT has lost none of its passion or power. Those `against' argue that CBT has been used by governments and health provider organisations to transform therapy into, at best, a quick-fix for stressed and unhappy workers (and workless), and, at worst, a form of neoliberal, state-sponsored thought reform. Those `for' CBT respond that to condemn it is to throw out an effective model that is liked by clients and has grown into compassion and meditative wisdom in its more recent modifications. For many of the contributors, the way forward lies in mutual respect between proponents of their respective modalities, and realisation that the therapy profession can only lose by engaging in these internal schisms. No single model can do everything for everyone: CBT is not the only game in town.
2nd New edition
  • Englisch
  • Manchester
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  • Großbritannien
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  • Höhe: 244 mm
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  • Breite: 170 mm
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  • Dicke: 24 mm
978-1-910919-34-7 (9781910919347)
1910919349 (1910919349)

Del Loewenthal is Director of the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education and Professor of Psychotherapy and Counselling in the Department of Psychology at the University of Roehampton. He is an existential-analytic psychotherapist, chartered counselling psychologist and photographer, and has a small private practice in Wimbledon and Brighton. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling. - Gillian Proctor is the programme leader of the MA in psychotherapy and counselling at the University of Leeds, and an independent clinical psychologist with a small private practice in therapy, supervision and research supervision. She is an author and speaker with a particularly interest in ethics, politics and power, and Co-Editor of Self & Society.
FOREWORDS by Professor Andrew Samuels and Professor Stephen Palmer

Introduction to the second edition - Del Loewenthal and Gillian Proctor

Introduction to the first edition: an exploration of the criticisms of CBT - Del Loewenthal and Richard House


Chapter 1 - CBT's integration into societal networks of power - Michael Guilfoyle.

Chapter 2 - CBT: the obscuring of power in the name of science - Gillian Proctor.

Chapter 3 - Happiness: CBT and the Layard thesis - David Pilgrim.

Chapter 4 - L'Anti-Livre Noir de la Psychoanalyse: CBT from a French/Lacanian perspective - Robert Snell.

Chapter 5 - CBT is the method: the object is to change heart and soul - Paul Kelly and Paul Moloney.

Chapter 6 - The social construction of CBT - Jay Watts.


Chapter 7 - Behaviour therapy and the ideology of modernity - Robert L Woolfolk and Frank C Richardson.

Chapter 8 - CBT in historico-cultural perspectives - David Brazier.

Chapter 9 - Cognitive behaviour therapy and evidence-based practice - John Lees.

Chapter 10 - Cognitive therapy, Cartesianism, and the moral order - Patrick Bracken and Philip Thomas.


Chapter 11 - Psychoanalysis and cognitive behavior therapy: rival paradigms or common ground? - Jane Milton.

Chapter 12 - Person-centred therapy, a cognitive behavior therapy - Keith Tudor.

Chapter 13 - Cognitive behavior therapy: From rationalism to constructivism? - David A Winter.

Chapter 14 - Post-existentialism as a reaction to CBT? - Del Loewenthal.

Chapter 15 - Considering the dialogic potentials of cognitive therapy - Tom Strong, Mishka Lysack, Olga Sutherland and Konstantinos Chondros.


Chapter 16 - Thinking thoughtfully about cognitive behavior therapy - John D Kaye.

Chapter 17 - CBT and empirically validated therapies: infiltrating codes of ethics - Christy Bryceland and Henderikus Stam.

Chapter 18 - Empirically supported/validated treatments as modernist ideology, part I: dodo, manualisation and the paradigm question - Arthur C Bohart and Richard House.

Chapter 19 - Empirically supported/validated treatments as modernist ideology, part II: alternative perspectives on research and practice - Richard House and Arthur C Bohart.

Chapter 20 - Where is the magic in cognitive therapy? A philo/psychological investigation - Fred Newman.


Chapter 21 - What is CBT really and how can we enhance the impact of effective psychotherapies such as CBT? - Warren Mansell.

Chapter 22 - The case for CBT: a practical perspective from the NHS front line - Isabel Clarke.

Chapter 23 - A response to the chapters in Why Not CBT? - Adrian Hemmings.

CONCLUSION TO THE FIRST EDITION - Contesting therapy paradigms about what it means to be human - Del Loewenthal and Richard House.

CONCLUSION TO THE SECOND EDITION - No single therapy should be the only game in town - Del Loewenthal and Gillian Proctor.

Contributors, Indexes

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