Are techniques used in cognitive behaviour therapy applicable to behaviour change interventions based on the theory of planned behaviour?

Imogen C. A. Hobbis, Stephen Sutton

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The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) is increasingly being used to inform the development of interventions to promote health behaviour change. However, although the theory can be used to identify the determinants of particular health-related behaviours, it offers little guidance on how to change these determinants and hence how to promote behaviour change. There is evidence that Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) can be used to support health behaviour change. This article discusses the similarities and differences between the two approaches, and considers whether techniques used in CBT are applicable to interventions based on the TPB.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-18
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

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