• Read about Aaron Beck Theory from book by Linda and Lourie and Write Personal Reflection Letter .
• Each student will complete a reflection letter on each theory (1-2 pages, double spaced).
• The purpose of these papers is to forge connections between what you have read and understood about the theory while relating it to your own life experiences.
• The letter should be written to the author of the theories.
• Communicating your questions, comments, concerns, and overall thoughts about the theory.
• You have to Cite pages. (in APA format)
• please use some of the pages that are listed in examples below. (Below are some examples I got from other students) Thank you
Dear Dr. Beck,
Thank you. I have a job (hopefully) after this program because of you. Therapists can be employed by health systems because of you. When you decided to tie your theory to “research, clinical application, and writing,” you secured a professional space for counselors for the foreseeable future. In my current role at the hospital, I regularly interact with multiple therapists who utilize your theories in therapy with patients as well as conducting and publishing research. There are CBT groups at my hospital for insomnia and mindfulness, as well as specific CBT protocols for PTSD and pain management. It is incredible to me how demonstrably effective CBT can be for such specific issues—as well as a relief, knowing that I could (someday) offer care that another person could reliably report is helping them.
However, I do have some questions for you. Our textbook reports of your theory that it attempts to account for biology, life experiences and knowledge of patients, and that it attempts to have interventions that target thinking, feeling, and acting. To me, that feels like a pretty wide spectrum. The work being done with schema-specific therapy—again, to me—feels very similar to existential therapy. And that’s not even getting into emotional schema therapy, or CBT’s adherence to client-centered approach principles.
Is it fair to say that your therapy could just as easily be called “And the kitchen sink therapy?” This class semester is roughly divided into background , cognitive, emotion/experiential/existential, and behavior… It seems as if CBT attempts to put a foot into every area? How can such a targeted therapy be so broad? Additionally, I have encountered several CBT therapists who also report actively blending CBT with other