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.
In our whistle-stop tour of cognitive behaviour therapy, we noted that this particular form of therapy had been most comprehensively applied to depression. Some recommendations in applying cognitive behaviour therapy to depression and other types of specific problems are given below. Whatever the focus of therapy, it is essential that the therapist develop with the client a collaborative case conceptualization, which will be revisited and updated throughout the course of therapy. This will usually involve outlining the appropriate cognitive model pertinent to the appropriate problem. These specific models will be found by following up the references at the start of each section below. Since the first edition of this book, the Department of Health have published The Competences Required to Deliver ...