The accessible, straightforward, and practical books in this series outline affordable and easy treatment plans and have provided tens of thousands of readers with the help they need to overcome self-defeating behavior and lead happier lives.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy was developed by psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck and is now internationally favored as a practical means of overcoming longstanding and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors. Even when our situation does not change, if we change the self-defeating ways we think, we can make ourselves feel better. This positive, pragmatic approach is popular with therapists and patients alike.