Author Philip Pellegrino Discusses his Book Chapter on the Incompatabilities between CBT and CSJ

Our guest today is Dr. Philip J. Pellegrino, PsyD. He is a Licensed Psychologist in private practice in the United States, who specialises in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Dr. Pellegrino is board certified in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and is a co-author of a book chapter on CBT for insomnia in The Handbook of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy in Primary Care by DiTomasso, Golden and Morris (Springer, 2010). In this episode, we discuss the 4 focal areas to alleviate psychological suffering, according to CBT, and compare these areas with the tenets of Critical Social Justice. These core areas include experiential avoicance, attentional bias, functional contextualism, and emotional schemas. Dr. Pellegrino demonstrates convincingly that CSJ is anti-therapeutic from a CBT perspective.

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