Are you a career counsellor or coach in need of a new skills set to help meet the challenges of supporting clients?

This book is for you. It is the first to combine the theory & practice of CBT with career counselling, presenting cognitive & behavioural approaches to help clients think & act more effectively in challenging situations in order to obtain their goals. Providing clear, practical strategies & a wealth of materials that can be used with clients in one-to-one or group settings, the book introduces: theory of cognitive & behavioural psychological approaches within the context of career counselling; motivational techniques to help clients succeed at interview; how to help clients make effective vocational/educational choices & excel in the workplace; professional issues i.e., assessment tools, ethical issues, evaluation; self-management, using CBT techniques on yourself.

This is essential reading for trainees studying for a careers guidance qualification, as well as CBT trainees wishing to go on to career counselling.

Introduction to CBT Career Counselling Theory

Introduction to CBT career counselling theory

This chapter is designed to help you to:

  • gain an understanding of the theory and practice of cognitive behavioural therapy and how it can be used in conjunction with career counselling and coaching
  • become proficient in using the 5-areas model with clients and understand the interaction between environment, thoughts, feelings, behaviour and physiology
  • recognise unhelpful patterns of thinking
  • learn how to use the ABC model with clients
  • obtain a thorough understanding of helpful and unhelpful negative emotions and also use a quantitative versus qualitative model of negative emotions
  • use the zigzag technique with clients to strengthen their helpful beliefs

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The fundamental aim of CBT is to examine how thinking and behaviour are related to understanding our emotions ...

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