The Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy (CBT) is the most modern and flexible psychotherapeutic intervention of our time.
Father of the method is considered to be Aaron Beck, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who attempted to form a psychotherapeutic intervention, which would be quick, effective and able to provide answers and solutions to the problems we face today.
He combined the virtues of Psychoanalysis and Behaviorism and, building on this theoretical background, developed techniques and mechanisms for exploring and solving problems in the psyche of the individual.
He introduced what we call "Cooperative Empiricalism", i.e. the co-operation between the therapist and the patient to be on an equal basis where both use their experiences and knowledge for the benefit of solving the issues of the patient.