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Re: Junk medicine:cognitive behavioural therapy

Posted by Jost on November 4, 2006, at 19:24:24

In reply to Junk medicine:cognitive behavioural therapy, posted by capricorn on November 4, 2006, at 17:42:30

The article seems a little agenda-driven, although maybe CBT has less effectiveness than it might seem.

If problems recur, it's a significant flaw-- but on the other hand, symptom relief or abatement seems a valid goal. Whether it's better than other forms of therapy-- or only briefer, and more goal-oriented (lesser unhappiness or greater-meaningfulness as a goal is not only hard to assess-- but hard to understand at all--) I couldn't say.

And if symptoms recur, it might be that more therapy would strengthen the result, so that over time, the person might really find significant relief.

One statement from the article really undermines its effect for me-- It doesn't help one's position to make comments that seem to be creating a straw man in what you're criticizing. As in this:

"To take the simplest example, if you believe nobody loves you then CBT therapists believe they need only to produce evidence that one person does love you for you to be proved wrong and for your behaviour to change."

Maybe there are CBTs who would do that-- but that summary seriously demeans the approach of CBT-- it's not as simplistic as all that.





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