• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Why do I need to learn about CBT and/or the Person-centered Approach? What can these techniques contribute to my counseling training and practice?

This book has some of the answers, showing humanistic, CBT and integrative therapists how to get to grips with each other's approaches. CBT has become more fully present in the therapeutic landscape and therapists from other modalities are increasingly being required to understand or even train in the approach.

Responding to this growing pressure for change, Person-centered therapist Roger Casemore joins forces with Jeremy Tudway. Together they show how counselors can respect and value each other's approaches by more clearly understanding the similarities and differences in theory, philosophy and practice. They clarify how therapists draw upon this knowledge in their practice without betraying the values of their core approach.

This book is recommended for anyone studying Person-centered or CBT modules on counseling & psychotherapy courses, or experienced practitioners wishing to adapt their practice for NHS settings.

Formulation and Assessment
Formulation and assessment

The processes of assessment and formulation are already a requirement within most psychological therapy services. They are seen to be strong formative aspects of good therapeutic practice regardless of theoretical approach. The language used to describe these processes, and to some extent the philosophy behind them, can cause some difficulties for some PCA therapists, many of whom who will have an antipathy towards diagnosis and assessment and the medicalisation of therapy. Ironically, for CBT practitioners, the use of a diagnostic label or framework is counter to the basic philosophy, although this is often overlooked. In this chapter we will begin with an overview of formulation and assessment and our understanding of the rationale and purpose for undertaking these processes. Then ...

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