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.

Emotional Interventions in CBT

Emotional interventions in CBT

Emotion is the horse that pulls along the cognitive cart. Emotion provides direction and motivation for cognition. Emotion without cognition is a horse without a cart that will run wild and aimlessly. But cognition without emotion is a cart without a horse, which will simply sit going nowhere. (Power, 2010: 149–150)

Throughout the history of psychology and philosophy, debate on the relationship between reason and emotion has been hotly contested. A sense of opposition between the two factors has often resulted in advocacy for cognitive mastery of emotion, sometimes with counter-productive results (Power & Dalgleish, 2008). CBT can easily be interpreted as advocating unhelpful mastery of emotion, as indeed many critics have argued. We have previously argued against ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles