Cbtdiscuss the Application of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Cbt) to the Practice on Mental Health Nursing with Special Reference to the Links Between Its Core Principles and Those of the Recovery Model’

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‘Discuss the application of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to the practice on mental health nursing with special reference to the links between its core principles and those of the recovery model’

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The purpose of this assignment is to explore the history and key elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) that impact and complement mental health nursing models, aspirations and basic care. The assignment will make reference to its past history, the core principles and future developments. The author will use past treatment methods, before the introduction of CBT with reference to depression. It is the intension of the author to show an understanding of the principles and practice of CBT, with the rationale for using two cognitive behavioural approaches. The author will examine the limitations and restrictions of CBT in the wider principles of mental healthcare provision and consider how the application of CBT within the practice of Mental Health Nursing can influence the possible future development and advancement, of new nursing models/concepts of nursing practice, in particular the author will examine the impact of CBT with the recovery process.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy was founded by Aaron Beck in the late 1960’s and is based on the concept of irrational cognitive processes which have been learned and maintained through enforcement. Beck describes cognitive therapy as ‘…. An active, directive, time-limited, structured approach used to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders (for example, depression, anxiety, phobias, pain problems (Beck et al 1976). The cognitive model assumes that clients have a negative view of themselves, their environment and the future. Beck refers to this as the ‘cognitive triad’ (Beck et al 1979). The client and therapist are seen as scientists who are collaborating in collecting data regarding the client’s

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