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This best-selling, practical, evidence-based guide to the cognitive behavioural approach takes you step-by-step through the process of counselling, from initial contact with the client to termination and follow up. The book follows a skills-based format based around the Bordin and Dryden model of bonds, goals, tasks and views, with expanded case material to further illustrate links between theory and practice. This third edition includes new content on:  • the working alliance — what it is and why it is so important  • challenges and pitfalls in the counselling process  • when to challenge and when not to challenge clients beliefs  • emotional problems such as shame, guilt and jealousy as well as anxiety, depression and anger. Drawing on their own extensive experience and contemporary research, the authors provide a concise overview of the cognitive behavioural approach, with new material on emotional problems rarely covered in practitioner guides, a strong emphasis on the therapeutic alliance, and updated bibliographic references throughout.

Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Counselling
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Counselling

Since the second edition of Cognitive Behavioural Counselling in Action (Trower, Jones, Dryden and Casey) was published in 2011 there has predictably been further vigorous growth in the cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT) and training opportunities for the increasingly recognised need for mental health workers skilled in this method. The continuing increase in the variety of types of CBT makes it yet more potentially difficult and confusing for trainee counsellors and therapists to choose between them (Mansell, 2008a, 2008b). In our experience, trainee counsellors and therapists often raise questions and problems while developing their competence in CBT that remain unanswered and unresolved, despite the proliferation of introductory texts and training courses. Our intention is to further ...

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