Introduction to Cognitive Therapy

  • Frank M. Dattilio
  • Arthur Freeman


Cognitive therapy has had a tremendous impact on the mental health field within the past decade as a result of its demonstrated effectiveness in understanding and treating the broad ranges of emotional and behavioral disorders (DeRubeis, Hollon, Evans, & Bemis, 1982; Dobson, in press; Epstein, 1982; Foreyt & Rathjen, 1979; Freeman, Simon, Beutler, & Arkowitz, 1989; Hollon & Beck, 1986; Holroyd & Andrasik, 1982; Jacobson, 1984), including medical disorders (Freeman & Greenwood, 1987; Hibbert, Gordon, Egelko, & Langer, 1986; Horan, Hackett, Buchanan, Stone, & Demchik-Stone, 1977; Kendall & Hollon, 1979; Weisman & Worden, 1979), the control of obesity and eating disorders (Clark & Bemis, 1982; Dunkel & Garlos, 1978), and group therapy for depression (Yost, Beutler, Corbishley, & Allender, 1986). Most recently, cognitive therapy has been applied to resolving marital discord (Beck, 1988; Dattilio, 1989; Dattilio and Padesky, 1990; Epstein, 1982; Margolis & Weiss, 1978); family problems (Epstein, Schlesinger, & Dryden, 1988; Dattillio, in press); and personality disorders (Beck, Freeman, & Associates, 1990; Young, 1990).


Anxiety Disorder Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Personality Disorder Panic Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank M. Dattilio
    • 1
  • Arthur Freeman
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Cognitive Therapy, Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryCooper Hospital/University Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at CamdenCamdenUSA

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