Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Where Counseling and Neuroscience Meet
Article first published online: 14 MAR 2012
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Journal of Counseling & Development
Volume 90, Issue 2, pages 131–140, April 2012
How to Cite
Makinson, R. A. and Young, J. S. (2012), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Where Counseling and Neuroscience Meet. Journal of Counseling & Development, 90: 131–140. doi: 10.1111/j.1556-6676.2012.00017.x
- Issue published online: 14 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 14 MAR 2012
- Received 12/21/10; Revised 06/06/11; Accepted 06/20/11
- posttraumatic stress disorder;
- cognitive behavioral therapy;
- neurobiological basis of behavior
There is increasing evidence to support the biological basis of mental disorders. Subsequently, understanding the neurobiological context from which mental distress arises can help counselors appropriately apply cognitive behavioral therapy and other well-researched cognitive interventions. The purpose of this article is to describe the neurobiological context underlying the formation and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorders, a mental disorder frequently encountered by counselors, from a cognitive therapy framework.