Aaron T. Beck
Aaron T. Beck, who is known as Tim to his friends, was born in 1921, in Rhode Island, USA. He is the youngest of four siblings.
In the 1940’s
In his 20s, he completed his undergraduate degree at Brown University, then he received a medical...
The variety of techniques for eliciting thoughts and feelings during the session is very large and we can do little more than highlight one or two aspects in this summary. Direct questioning is one approach, and we have illustrated this in talking of the way in which a therapist attempts to engage t
The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader of the theory of Cognitive Therapy for Depression. In doing so, I will discuss the evidence that supports the use of cognitive therapy for depression, the advantages and the disadvantages. The usage of cognitive therapy with children for
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Aging is an occurrence we are all familiar with, a trait characteristic of all mankind. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's, the elderly population will more than double between now and the year 2050. By 2050, as many as 1 in 5 Americans will be elder
This paper looks first at the theory of Behaviorism and Cognitivism separately before going into how they became unified. According to Wolpe (1996), Behaviorism, also called the learning perspective (where any physical action is a behavior) is a philosophy of psychology based on the proposition tha
Psychology Assignment 1
“Compare and contrast the main principles in any two of the followingPsychological therapies: psychoanalysis, behavior therapy, cognitive therapy or humanistic therapy.”
Over the detritus of centuries, mental illnesses (such as anxiety, depression and personality
Systemic family and couple therapy for mood disorders
Behaviourally-inspired couple therapy approaches have been used for some time and have proved to be effective with patients suffering from depression. A number of RCTs of marital therapy as a treatment for depression have been conducted (e.g. O'
A learning disorder can defined as a difficulty in an area of cognitive functioning. Learning disabilities are neurological differences in processing information that severely limit a person's ability to learn in a specific skill area. Learning disorders/disabiliti
Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy effective in the treatment Eating Disorder?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the recommended choice of treatment for people suffering eating disorders (NICE 2004). However, there is growing and mountain concerns that there is lack of clinical trail
Eating Disorders: Anorexia
Each year millions of people in the United States are affected by serious and
sometimes life-threatening eating disorders. The vast majority are adolescents
and young adult women. Approximately one percent of adolescents girls develop
anorexia nervosa, a dangerous condi
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<br>Patients suffering from eating disorders binge on food and sometimes are both Anorectic and Bulimic. This is an impulsive behaviour as defined by the
Are Eating Disorders Assisted by Depression?
As a fragile young girl entered the hospital, several people stop to stare at her
fragile body. As the physicians examine her, they begin to realize she hasn't eaten in
days. Several physicians begin to ask h
Zabinski, F. M., Wilfley, E. D., Calfas, J. K., Winzelberg, A. J., & Taylor, B. C. (2004). An interactive psychoeducational intervention for women at risk of developing an eating disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, (5), 914-919. Retrieved February 4, 2005, from PsycINFO data
You open up a magazine and fine a beautiful woman who is 110 pounds soaking wet. Her eyes are the starring straight at the camera with her thin lips clinched together and her neck slightly raised. This in my most cases is what beauty is brought out to be. Sometimes you have to ask yourself, how many
Eating Disorders in Adolescent Girls
Eating disorders are a group of mental disorders that interfere with normal food consumption. They may lead to serious health problems and, in the case of both bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa, even death. The major recognized eating disorders are anorexia n
Eating disorders are devastating psychological illnesses caused by a variety of factors including family pressure, biochemical factors, possible genetic susceptibility and cultural influences. In the following short essay I will be discussing the possible causes and treatments available according to
& the affects on Human Growth & Development
Thousands of women and an increasing number of men look in the mirror everyday and hate what they see, because of a fixed 'image' in their mind of what the ideal is made out to be. When in reality the ideal is liking who you are and the way you are made.
An eating disorder is an illness that consumes all aspects of a person's life. It is caused by a number of factors and influences and has a profound effect on the people suffering and their loved ones. There is a big difference between dieting and eating disorders. Dieting is losing a small amount o
American society has a fascination with weight and being thin. As a result, many people suffer from eating disorders. The two most common types are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Individuals with anorexia nervosa are unwilling to maintain a body weight that is normal or e
Many people you know may have an eating disorder and you may not realize it. An "eating disorder" occurs when a person eats, or refuses to eat, in order to fulfill a psychic need and not a physical need. Often times, people with eating disorders try to camouflage their problems and