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.

Hypnosis as an Adjunct to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Hypnosis as an Adjunct to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

The report, The Nature of Hypnosis, prepared by a Working Party at the request of the Professional Affairs Board of the British Psychological Society, stated that ‘Hypnosis is a valid subject for scientific study and research and a proven therapeutic medium’ (British Psychological Society, 2001: 2). Surprisingly, hypnosis has a long history. The term ‘hypnotism’ was first coined by James Braid in the 1840s to counter the unscientific notions associated with Animal Mesmerism. Initially he described it as ‘neuro-hypnotism’ to highlight that the method was underpinned by brain activity. Two centuries later, the interest in hypnosis continues with researchers, psychologists, therapists and the public. In particular, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy ...

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