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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.

The Collaborative Therapeutic Alliance
The collaborative therapeutic alliance

The relationship between client and therapist (the ‘therapeutic relationship’) is central to the healing process. While historically focusing more on the maintenance cycles of disorders, cognitive therapy literature has recently been more attentive to the therapeutic relationship (e.g. Safran and Segal, 1990; Wright and Davies, 1994; Waddington, 2002; Gilbert and Leahy, 2007). The therapeutic relationship has been defined as ‘the personal qualities of the patient, personal qualities of the therapist, and the interaction between them’ (Wright and Davies, 1994: 27). The aim of ...

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