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Are you interested in the field of counselling and psychotherapy or just starting out in your training? Trying to get to grips with the many different approaches and decide which are right for you? This book can help! An ideal introductory text that assumes no prior knowledge, leading authors in the field provide overviews of 26 counselling and psychotherapy approaches in accessible, jargon-free terms. Each approach is discussed using the same framework to enable easy comparison and evaluation, covering: • Development of the Therapy • Theory and Basic Concepts • Practice • Which Clients Benefit Most? • Case study Four further chapters offer an insight into the therapeutic relationship, working with diversity, professional issues, and research, while resources such as suggested reading, discussion issues, appendices of further information and a ...

Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Ian B. KerrStephen Kellett

Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) is a still evolving and increasingly popular integrative model of psychotherapy and counselling, developed by Anthony Ryle. The model stresses the internalised relational and social factors fundamental to human psychology and to most mental health problems. CAT also focuses on working with problematic relational issues arising within therapy between therapist and client. CAT adopts a proactive, ‘doing with’, collaborative style characterised by an ‘evident compassion’ along with an emphasis on clear description of problems and of therapeutic aims. This is achieved through early, jointly constructed, written and diagrammatic reformulations which are understood as ‘psychological tools’. The approach is characterised by a focus on time limits and on ‘ending well’. A major strength ...

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