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By C. Perris (auth.), Professor Carlo Perris, Dr. Ivy M. Blackburn, Professor Hjördis Perris (eds.)

Developed within the early Sixties by means of Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis within the united states, in general for the temporary therapy of sufferers being affected by emotional problems, cognitive psychotherapy has speedily extended either in its scope and geographically. actually, while attending contemporary eu meetings with regards to psychotherapy, for instance, these prepared through the ecu organization of Behaviour remedy and the ecu department of the Society for Psychotherapy study, the thirteenth foreign Congress of Psychotherapy, and the 2 overseas meetings on cognitive psychotherapy which happened in Lisbon in 1980 and in Umea in 1986, it is easy to no longer yet notice the lively curiosity in cognitive conception and perform at the ecu continent. it's stimulating to discover that cognitive ways to the certainty of human emotion and behavior, which locate their beginning within the writings of the ancients in addition to in eighteenth-century philosophers, mostly Kant, aren't any longer a strictly transatlantic circulate. because the chapters of this instruction manual show, researchers and clinicians from many alternative ecu nations were devel­ oping the theoretical points of the cognitive concept of the emotional issues and using it of their perform. those chapters can after all signify yet a pattern of all of the paintings being performed, yet we are hoping that they are going to be either informative and stimulating to researchers and therapists on each side of the Atlantic.

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Apparently even today when we speak of "psychodynamic psychotherapy", we assume the position of Lewis Carroll's Humpty Dumpty: "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less". Unfortunately, in contrast to the uniqueness ofH umpty Dumpty, there are now too many people taking this view. Thus any attempt to make comparison between systems is a complex issue, laden with difficulties which impose severe constraints. I must therefore begin by making certain limitations and exclusions.

This state of affairs prompted Kovel (1976) to publish a guide to therapy for the "consumer" in need of help. However, when attempting to describe psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy, he felt compelled to admit that he was in a "no-man's land", or, better, in an "any-man's land", because of the countless varieties of approach, "generally heavily influenced by the personality of the therapist". Apparently even today when we speak of "psychodynamic psychotherapy", we assume the position of Lewis Carroll's Humpty Dumpty: "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less".

However, reference will be made to the characteristics of a particular approach where this is deemed necessary for a correct understanding of the issue under discussion. Selection of Patients Great variation evidently occurs among various proponents 01 psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy, independently of whether the therapy is expected to be short- or long-term. Horowitz et al. (1984) maintain that Davanloo (1980) seems to employ the broadest set of indications for short-term dynamic psychotherapy.

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