Explore BrainMass

Empirical Support for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has some of the best empirical support of any theory in psychology. But what seems to be missing from this approach? Why are other theories also needed?

Use scholarly sources to support your answer. Cite your source using an APA format

Solution Preview

I think that one of the key things that is missing from this approach, is that this approach does not seem to take into account the strong environmental factors that may cause there to be some interference in how effective cognitive behavioral therapy will be. It may be possible to engage in seeking to change an individual's way of thinking, but if this individual remains in the same environmental circumstances that have caused that individual to think in certain ways in the beginning, then this will ...