Links to available online reviews of The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) by Donald Robertson, as of July 2012.
The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Online Reviews as of July 2012
There are now seven reviews of The Philosophy of CBT on Amazon, all of them giving it five out of five stars:
Reviews on Amazon.co.uk
There are also six ratings and three text reviews on Goodreads, giving an average four out of five stars:
Reviews on Goodreads
There have also been two reviews, both very positive, in academic peer-reviewed journals:
Review in the European Journal of Psychotherapy
Review in the Journal of Value Inquiry
Numerous blogs have discussed or reviewed the book. For example, Jules Evans has a bried review on The Browser blog:
Review on The Browser Blog
Announcing The Philosophy of CBT (2010), now available online from Amazon and other retailers, and providing an update on reviews, etc.
My new book, The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, came out in August, published by Karnac, the leading UK psychotherapy publisher.
This is the first book to explore in detail the relationship between modern psychotherapy, especially REBT and CBT, and traditional Socratic philosophy, particularly Stoicism. According to Karnac’s website, it’s currently their most popular book on CBT. Amazon report it’s most popular among people who buy Prof. Paul Gilbert’s book The Compassionate Mind (2010) and Prof. William B. Irvine’s A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (2009).
Several reviews of The Philosophy of CBT have already appeared online and it currently has a five-star rating on Amazon, where one reviewer writes,
“I’ll be honest… I wasn’t originally going to buy this book because although I am very interested in all things CBT I didn’t think I was at all interested in Philosophy. I decided to buy it anyway because I have a huge respect for the author, and other publications of his which I have read have all been superbly written…
“Donald always impresses with his in-depth knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, his subject areas. This book is no exception… he has taken a really interesting area and communicated the material with clarity and insight. I would certainly recommend this book to anybody interested in, or involved with CBT as a book thoroughly worth reading and keeping on the bookshelf!”
We’re pleased with how well it’s doing so far and have created this website/blog about it where you can watch a video interview and read excerpts from the book and reviews about it, as well as related articles.
There are a selection of excerpts listed on the page below,
I hope you’ll enjoy the articles and consider delving into the book to find out more about how Socratic philosophy informs the theory and practice of modern psychotherapy.
The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (2010)
The Discovery of Hypnosis: The Complete Writings of James Braid (2009)
The Practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy (due out soon)