Developing skills and competency in CBT is a complex process of which self-observation and self-reflection are an essential part. In this new book, leading figures Beverly Haarhoff and Richard Thwaites outline the rationale for a focus on self-reflective practice in CBT, before offering practical and accessible guidelines demonstrating how this can be achieved in training and practice. Highlighting relevant research throughout and using case studies to illustrate theory in practice, ten chapters consider: - reflection in training and in supervision and self-supervision, - reflecting on the therapeutic relationship, on our sociocultural perceptions and biases and on client feedback - how reflection is vital to self-care and to becoming a better therapist, supervisor and trainer. This is an essential read for trainees in both high and low intensity CBT programmes, those on broader CBT courses, and for qualified practitioners working independently to enhance their self-reflective capacity.

Reflection in low intensity CBT: Challenges and Practice-Based Innovations

Reflection in low intensity CBT: Challenges and Practice-Based Innovations
Paul FarrandKat RaysonLaura Lovis

Learning aims

  • To understand the development of the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner role and training within the context of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme
  • To articulate the challenges faced in developing reflective skills in the wider practitioner-level mental health workforce
  • To show how evidence-based teaching and training strategies can support the development of reflective skills during and post-training in these groups

Introduction to psychological wellbeing practitioners

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme and low intensity CBT

In 2008 the IAPT programme was established in England to implement the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines for the treatment of depression (NICE, 2004a) and anxiety disorders ...

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