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1

Name a strength of Becks theory

It has practical application as a therapy - becks cognitive explanation forms the basis of CBT

2

Why is becks cognitive explanation so useful

The components of the negative triad can be easily identified and challenged in CBT - means a patient can test whether the negative trait are true

3

Why is practical application of becks theory a strength

It translates well into a successful therapy - CBT

4

Name a limitations of becks theory

It doesn't explain all aspects of depression

5

Why doesn't becks theory explain all aspects of depression

Depression is a complex disorder - some depressed patients are deeply angry - Beck cannot easily explain this extreme emotion

6

Why is Becks theory not explaining all aspects of depression a big issue

Some sufferers experience hallucinations etc. - Beck's theory cannot always explain all cases of depression - just focuses on one aspect of the disorder

7

Name a,imitation of Ellis's model

Only a partial explanation for depression

8

Why is Ellis's model only a partial explanation of depression

There's no doubt some cases of depression follow activating events - psychologists call this 'reactive depression' - seen as different from the kind that occurs without obvious cause

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What can be concluded in regard to Ellis's model only being a partial explanation of depression

Her explanation only applies to some kinds of depression