CBT looks at our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. CBT therapists understand that by changing the way we think and act in the here-and-now, we can affect the way we feel. CBT also looks at people longitudinally: exploring the origin of beliefs, rules and assumptions which shape an individual's world-view. CBT can be model-driven for a range of disorders, but cases are also be formulated (conceptualized) individually.
There are a series of articles by Chris Williams and Anne Garland about their '5 areas approach' to CBT. This a branded form of CBT which aims to simplify some of the terminology to make it more accessible. It links in with the 'Living life to the full' resources. Some of the materials are available for free:
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