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 7: Working with Intolerance of Arousal
Working with Intolerance of Arousal
Psychotherapy achieves change by targeting subjective and behavioural experiences. Facing subjective experiences can be very difficult for some patients, which presents a considerable therapeutic obstacle. The case of Mark, with whom we worked in therapy, illustrates this problem.