The Transportability and Utility of Cognitive Therapy in South African Contexts: A Review

Young, Charles (2009) The Transportability and Utility of Cognitive Therapy in South African Contexts: A Review. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 19 (3). pp. 407-414. ISSN 1433-0237

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Abstract

Cognitive therapy could be more widely promoted in South Africa given the great disparity between the need and provision of psychological therapies. Three possible objections to the promotion of cognitive therapy are considered: uncertainty surrounding the effectiveness of cognitive therapy in South African contexts; uncertainty surrounding the applicability in multicultural contexts; and suggestions that cognitive therapy is decontextualised and therefore objectionable in a country facing major social challenges. A systematic review of the literature indentified 15 outcome studies, and suggests that cognitive therapy is a viable and much-needed approach in South Africa.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:cognitive therapy; effectiveness; outcome research; South Africa; transportability
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Psychology
ID Code:1754
Deposited By: Dr Charles Young
Deposited On:24 Aug 2010 15:03
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:21
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