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 10: Process Difficulties and Endings in CBT
Process Difficulties and Endings in CBT
We frequently encounter clients who feel bad about some aspects of parenting their children, usually exhibiting the tendency to be overly self-critical. We have both said to these clients that, given the number of things that can go wrong with parenting, it often seems like a miracle that anyone gets it even half right. When one thinks about the number of things that can go wrong in therapy, it seems similarly miraculous that we therapists get as many things right as we do. Nonetheless, it is helpful to have some tools for looking at what we are getting right and wrong in our practice so that we can both play to our strengths ...