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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Scientific studies reveal that cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy often have similar positive effects on client’s problems.
In addition, it is clear that the methods employed within both types of therapy complement one another.
Through these insights, cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy are becoming more intertwined with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Fredrike Bannink developed her model of Positive CBT. The focus in not on the problem, but on what clients want instead: their preferred future.

More information on the ‘Fourth Wave CBT’ can be found in:

Practicing Positive CBT. From Reducing Distress to Building Success (Wiley, 2012).
Positive CBT. Individual and Group Treatment Protocols (Hogrefe Publishers, 2021).

In 2014 Dutch and German translations were published: Positieve cognitieve gedragstherapie (Pearson) and Praxisbuch Positive KVT (Belz).
Also Japanese, Farsi and Portuguese (Brazilian) translations have been published

Recent findings from a study at Maastricht University comparing traditional CBT with Positive CBT in the treatment of major depressive disorders show that Positive CBT has positive outcomes and that clients prefer Positive CBT over traditional CBT.

Fredrike Bannink is a trainer and supervisor of the Dutch Association for Behaviour and Cognitive Therapies (VGCt).
She is the co-founder and Chair of the Positive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Section of the VGCt, and Chair of the Special Interest Group (SIG) Positive CBT of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT).

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