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Description - Evolutionary Theory and Cognitive Therapy by Prof Paul Gilbert

The relatively new and controversial evolutionary approaches to psychopathology are examined in this collection edited by Paul Gilbert. Leading contributors explore some of the central evolutionary concepts that may have implications for cognitive theory and practice. The collection also focuses on specific problems where evolutionary-cognitive theory approach has been effective, for example on issues of optimism/pessimism, fear and anxiety, and command hallucinations in psychosis.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826121875
ISBN-10: 082612187X
Format: Hardback
Pages: 216
Imprint: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Prof Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert, PhD, FBPsS, received his degree from Edinburgh University in 1980 and in the same year qualified with the British Psychological Society as a clinical psychologist. He has written extensively in the areas of shame, social anxiety and mood disorder. Dr. Gilbert also has published, with Professor Birchwood, work on psychosis. More recently he has been developing psychological therapies for deep shame and self-attacking within a cognitive framework, which is called Compassionate Mind Training.

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