Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy (CBT)

CBT was introduced as a psychotherapeutic method by American psychiatrist Aaron Beck in the late 1950s. (Beck, 1976)

According to this method all behaviors are learned and can be modified through a learning process. It is based on the view that it is not the events that create our emotions but the way we interpret them.

The therapist-patient relationship plays a key role in treatment.


  1. Short and timed
  2. Focus on the problem
  3. Structured and directed
  4. Based on a specific goal setting


"There is more on the surface than what our eyes can see"
Aaron Beck