Cognitive behavioural group therapy is moderately effective for depression, with continued effect for up to 6 months but not beyond
- Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, London South Bank University, London, UK
- Correspondence toThomas J Currid
: Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, London South Bank University, Havering Campus, Harold Wood, Romford, London RM30BE, UK;
Implications for practice and research
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one of the most important evidence-based approaches for depression and is recommended as a core psychological intervention in clinical treatment guidelines.
Currently the demand for trained CBT practitioners outweighs availability, necessitating alternative CBT approaches.
Trained nurses are in a pivotal position to deliver cognitive group behavioural therapy (CGBT).
CGBT has the potential to meet patients’ needs while allowing patient access to treatment in an expedient manner.
There is a need for further research on the process and …