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The History of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Posted by Dr. Konstantin Lukin on December 16, 2016

Pioneered in the 1960s by University of Pennsylvania psychiatrist Dr. Aaron T. Beck, cognitive behavioral therapy is "a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel."1

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Topics: Therapy, CBT, Psychology, History