Providing an accessible and thorough overview of the practice of CBT within mental health care, this new edition has been updated to include:
Revised chapters on the therapeutic relationship and case formulation; New material on personality disorders and bipolar disorder; New material on working with diversity; Content on the multidisciplinary context of CBT, the service user perspective, CBT from a holistic perspective; Developments within the cognitive behavioral psychotherapies; Continuous professional development for the CBT practitioner; Photocopiable worksheets linked to case studies
Already a tried-and-tested guide for trainee psychologists and psychotherapists, as well as clinicians in mental health services and private practices, this text is also of value to practitioners who need refresher courses in CBT.
Chapter 1: Introduction
This text is greatly different from its first edition in 2004, in its scope, range, subject matter, number of authors and theoretical and empirical advancement. The 2004 edition was of its time; apart from some discussion on the therapeutic alliance and case formulation, organisational problems which might potentially impede the uptake of a cognitive behavioural (CB) approach, and a critique of some of the assumptions underpinning CBT practice, the focus of the last edition was mainly on working with a range of clinical problems using standard CBT. Little account was given to cultural diversity or plurality, and no account was accorded to age-related issues. Equally, no acknowledgement was given to the blooming and burgeoning face of CBT in a variety ...