Method for literature search
The literature search used to acquire suitable journal articles and published works forthis paper comprised of online searches of Google Scholar, Science Direct, Psychnet, Ovid,and Google Books, as well as physical searching through personally owned textbooks andbooks from the university library. The author made the decision to focus on large-scale meta-analyses, clinical trials, and reviews of research in order to provide a comprehensiveoverview of the efficacy of the treatments, which requires a broad view of the availableliterature.
CBT is one of many psychotherapeutic approaches developed to addresspsychological problems and treat psychiatric conditions. It assumes that cognitive, emotional,and behavioural variables are functionally interrelated, and, therefore, treatment is aimed at
identifying and modifying the client’s malada
ptive thought processes and problematicbehaviours through cognitive restructuring and behavioural techniques to achieve change(APA, 2009).
Application to Depression
Therapists commonly refer to manuals such as
Cognitive Therapy of Depression
(Beck, Rush, Shaw, & Emery, 1979) and
Essential Components of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Depression
(Pearson, Davidson, & Tompkins, 2001) for instruction on theapplication of CBT for depression, which essentially comprises of behavioural activation,which helps clients increase the frequency of activities that they enjoy, and cognitive