Cognitive therapy was originally developed for the treatment of Depression and Anxiety. Since its early beginnings various clinicians and investigators have extended its use to a wide variety of disorders and populations. Systematic outcome studies have demonstrated its efficacy not only in the garden variety of disorders such as Depression, Anxiety and Panic but also in medical disorders such a low back pain, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome and chronic hypertension. Cognitive therapy appears to satisfy the important criteria for a system of psychotherapy, namely, a testable theory of personality and psychopathology with empirical findings to support it and a set of strategies guided by these theories and applied to clinical conditions.
Supervision and therapy are isomorphic processes. What supervision teaches is the process of creating change in people, and the very teaching of this process is itself an attempt to create change in the supervisee. Like families, therapists tend to confine themselves to selected segments of their possible repertory. Thus a major goal of supervision can be the expansion of the therapist's use of self.
Panel 05 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995 - Transference / Countertransference
Featuring Otto Kernberg, M.D.; James Masterson, M.D.; Salvador Minuchin, M.D.; and Irvin Yalom, M.D.
Moderated by Ellyn Bader, PhD.
Panel 18 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995 - Therapeutic Neutrality or Social Commitment?
Featuring Mary Goulding, M.S.W.; James Hillman, Ph.D.; James Masterson, M.D.; and Salvador Minuchin, M.D.
Moderated by Camillo Loriedo, MD.