Overcoming Obstacles in CBT comes to the rescue of anyone struggling with the challenges of practicing CBT, whether you are a trainee working under supervision or a qualified practitioner. It examines key obstacles, issues and difficulties encountered over the course of the therapy, illustrated with extensive case examples. Learning objectives, practice exercises and further reading lists help you engage with and relate the issues to your own practice.
Chapter 10: Working with Physical Symptoms
Working with Physical Symptoms
Physical symptoms, with or without a medical explanation, can distress clients and those around them. It can be difficult for clinicians to distinguish the ‘real’ from the ‘imagined’ and the symptoms themselves can become an obstacle in therapy. The case of Pat illustrates a client presenting with physical symptoms.