Images, as a pervasive form of human cognition, will likely remain central to the treatment of emotional disorders, with their power to influence and transform thought and behavior. Psychotherapy and the psychotherapeutic healing process can be enhanced by the exploration of imagery, and in some cases is effective only when images are used concurrently with verbal processing. With its primary emphasis on cognitive processes and recent innovations in the use of imagery, CBT is at the forefront of research and clinical treatment with imagery applications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukee
  2. 2.The Medical-Psychiatric Nursing Consultation ServiceBristol

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