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Cognitive therapy and the emotional disorders
Format: Book
Publication Year: 1979
Publisher: Penguin Books
Place of Publication: Harmondsworth, Middlesex
Pages: 368
Source ID: shanti-sources-48056
Collection: Altruism
Abstract: Is the emotionally disturbed person a victim of forces beyond his awareness, over which he has no control? This is the belief on which neuropsychiatry, psychoanalysis, and behavior therapy are all based. But what if this premise is wrong? What if a person’s psychological difficulties stem from his own erroneous assumptions and faulty concepts of himself and the world? Such a person can be helped to recognize and correct distortions in thinking that cause his emotional disturbance.