First Generation

BT Behaviour Therapy

Application Areas: Anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, substance abuse, pain management, obesity.
Developed by: Thorndike, Wolpe, Lazarus, Skinner, Eysenck (from 1940)

Second Generation

REBT/Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

Applications: Depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, eating/sleeping problems, addiction.
Developed by: Albert Ellis in the 1950s.
Contact person: Dr Linda Eskell Blokland 

CT/CBT Cognitive Therapy

Traditional CBT/Cognitive Therapy 

Application areas: Mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis, substance disorders, eating and sleep disorders, impulse control disorders, adjustment disorders, relational disorders and personality disorders.
Developed by: Aaron Tim Beck in the 1960s
Contact person: Shane Pienaar or 

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Contributions by
Prof David Edwards
Dr Linda Blokland
Matthew Watkin
Edgar Tyrone
Bertus Swanepoel
Dr Shane Pienaar-Du Bruyn