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 11: Applications of CBT
Applications of CBT
Padesky (1998) has said, possibly with tongue in cheek, that learning cognitive therapy was easy when she trained because there was at the time, in the late 1970s, only one ‘application’ to be learned – that of Beck et al.'s (1979) seminal work on the cognitive therapy of depression. Aspirant CB therapists taking this remark too literally might experience heart sink when considering the number of applications to be learned now. In any current CBT conference, there will be a bewildering array of symposia on many different areas of application. It appears that there is no problem known to human kind that CB therapists will not turn their hand to fixing. Cognitive-behavioural models and therapy interventions have been ...