The idea of bringing together in a single image the different psychotherapies that have been developed over the last forty years on the foundations of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has always tempted me.
In this infographic the attempt is to organize the theoretical background of many Italian cognitive therapists (like me) not in a purely archival drawing but rather outlining distinctive features, advantages and limitations of the different approaches that many therapists integrate in their clinical practice.
Each patient is different with his disorders, his needs, his resources, his persona, as indeed every therapist is. So many are the possibles “psychotherapies”.
One note: few colleagues will notice some limitations in this “picture”. Not all post-CBT approaches are mentioned, other are just touched lightly (for instance about ACT, MBSR and MBCT I did not feel getting into too much even looking at them carefully). Of course is a subjective and provisional view, on the other hand how could be different.
And a couple of thanks: I owe many of the considerations contained in this map to Bruno Intreccialagli of the Second Center of Cognitive Psychotherapy in Rome and his theme days on integrated cognitivism, others to Nando Brunetti another colleague that I appeciate.