In their established introduction to contemporary CBT theory and practice, Diana Sanders and Frank Wills show how therapeutic change takes place across a network of cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning. They explain the central concepts of CBT and illustrate - with numerous case examples - how these can effectively be put into practice at each stage of the therapeutic process. The revised book now includes: • Recent developments in CBT, i.e., new settings and applications including guided self-help, computerized CBT, IAPT & stepped care • Two brand new chapters on mindfulness and increasing access to CBT • Extra case studies, chapter previews, exercises and further reading, plus an appendix of further resources • Coverage of a wider range of client issues This continues to be the ideal companion for those working - or training to work - in the psychological therapies and mental health.
Chapter 6: New Behavioural Directions in CBT
New Behavioural Directions in CBT
Human problem solving skills are considerable but they do not work well when they are used to ‘fix’ internal experiences – something else in needed. (Hayes, 2004)
It is sometimes forgotten that CBT itself is an integrated model of the behavioural and cognitive approaches to therapy. Rachman (1997) gives an excellent account of how the ‘marriage’ of those approaches unfolded. On the whole, it has been a harmonious relationship with both sides gaining much from the other. Behavioural therapy became a bit of a Cinderella in the immediate aftermath of the ‘cognitive revolution’ of the 1970s and 1980s but its adherents kept working away at their theory and practice and these efforts have now resulted in ...