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.

Mindfulness and the Third Wave Developments in CBT

Mindfulness and the third wave developments in CBT

Throughout the book we have emphasised how CBT is an evolving and changing form of psychotherapy. Starting with its roots in classical behaviour therapy, various stages or ‘waves’ (Hayes et al., 1999) have developed different ways of working and conceptualising problems. Standard, traditional models involve active working towards change: challenging thoughts, changing behaviours, finding different beliefs about the self and others. Many forms of CBT, including standard short-term models and longer therapy focusing on core beliefs, are effective. However, CBT has its inherent problems. Although CBT is very effective for episodes of depression, relapse is a significant problem and many people who have experienced one episode of depression are ...

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