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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.

Preparation Stage II – Will This Help? Clarifying Problems and Goals, Introducing the Cognitive Approach, Making an Informed Commitment
Preparation Stage II – Will This Help? Clarifying Problems and Goals, Introducing the Cognitive Approach, Making an Informed Commitment

In Chapter 3, Preparation Stage I, we described the counsellor’s tasks from first receipt of the referral and the initial screening before meeting the client, handling the first meeting, introducing the CBC method of working, and guidance on the essential counselling skills for establishing and maintaining a therapeutic bond.

In the current chapter (Chapter 4) the counsellor helps the client to express and clarify (and herself to understand) the problems from his own perspective, to choose the problems to be worked on, to help the client clarify what ...

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