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The essay question is:
Evaluate the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the treatment of one mental health issue (e.g. depression, anxiety or OCD). Include empirical evidence in your answer.
I'm conflicted on how to structure this essay, in particular the main body paragraphs. I will put the outline below.
I would be grateful if anyone could help by providing some feedback and pointers.
Essay question summarised as one sentence
Essay content - 8 journal articles (3 strengths, 3 negatives and 2 alternative treatments to CBT) - I don't know exactly how to write this up since I am confused about how to write up the main body.
Definition of CBT
Definition of selected mental health issue, i.e. depression
P1 - Strength
P2 - Second Strength
P3 - Third Strength
P4 - Weakness
P5 - Second Weakness
P6 - Third Weakness
P7 - Alternative Treatment, i.e. Anti-depressants.
P8 - Second Alternative Treatment, i.e. Psychodynamic Therapy.
A summary of the degree to which CBT is effective a whole according to the research evaluated in the main body.
Now for the part which I am mostly confused about is how to structure the main paragraphs.
1) Introduce a strength, weakness or alternative point, e.g. One of the main strengths of CBT is that it is cost-effective. Then, insert a study and its findings to support that claim.
2) The same as the first point, but including more than one study providing they are applicable to back up the point.
3) Alternatively, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each journal article. Although, I wouldn't be sure whether it should be one paragraph including both strengths and weaknesses, or splitting it into two.
Hopefully I can receive guidance on the best way to tackle this question effectively.
Thank you for reading.
P.S. If anyone is willing to have a read over my introduction and provide some feedback, then you can either PM me directly or vice versa.
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