This timely new edition describes how to use cognitive behaviour therapy successfully with clients in a brief, time-limited way.After reading this book therapists will be able to provide effective help to clients suffering from a wide range of disorders, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress, or those who are suicidal. Following an explanation of brief therapy and the theory behind cognitive behaviour therapy, the authors outline strategies for helping clients overcome unhelpful beliefs and thought patterns though all stages of counselling. Using illustrative case material throughout, the updated book includes: - extra practical material for the client and therapist to use during the counselling process - a brand new chapter on brief CBT in groupwork - expansion of discussion on counselling suicidal clients within a brief CBT framework. Every trainee psychotherapist should own a copy of this book, and it is important reading for all new health professionals working in the NHS and private practice.

End Stage of Therapy

End Stage of Therapy

The structure of therapy was introduced and developed in Chapters 4 and 5 and is summarized in Appendix 4 under three main themes:

  • Collaborative therapeutic relationship.
  • Cognitive model process.
  • Helping the client to work on problem(s) in and out of therapy.

We will continue to use this framework in the present chapter to introduce and explain the goals of therapy in its final stages. The end stage of therapy is important but is not necessarily lengthy as it is the culmination of previous therapeutic accomplishments and has been continuously worked towards from the start of therapy. Its length, therefore, should not undermine its importance. The balance of the stages varies from client to client. For example, one client may labour to ...

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