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Describe and evaluate cognitive behaviour therapy for depression (12
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Point 1 CBT: Beck's cognitive therapy

Changes peoples thinking (negative to positive)
Four phases of CBT
o Assessment where the patient and therapist clarify problems
o Jointly identify goals, put forward a plan
o Therapist helps client to recognise…

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A02 Evaluation

Point 1 Research support

March et al (2007)
o Compared effects of CBT with anti depressants
o Found that CBT is just as effective as medication and alongside medication
Suggests there is a good case for making CBT the first choice of treatment in public
health care systems…

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