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.



I believe that we must renounce the aim of creating a positive feeling of happiness through any kind of social legislation. (Max Weber, quoted in Scaff, 1989: 135)

The era of medical omniscience – when ‘doctor knew best’ – began to erode as it was realised that many commonly accepted medical treatments were not nearly so effective as people imagined (Pickering, 1996). A concerted effort to have a more rigorous approach to effectiveness was pursued by strategies that eventually cohered in ‘evidence-based treatment’. Although the term itself does not seem to have been used before the 1990s, Claridge and Fabian (2005) see the modern approach to effectiveness in medicine beginning with Archie Cochrane's 1972 publication, Effectiveness and Efficiency: Random Reflection ...

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