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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 Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Kasia SzymanskaStephen Palmer

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an approach that combines the use of cognitive and behavioural techniques to help clients modify their moods and behaviour by examining and changing their unhelpful thinking. Cognitive theory postulates that thoughts and beliefs about events or situations (imagined or real) largely determine emotional and behavioural responses and not the event per se. Cognitive theory is based on informational processing theory which highlights how in adverse situations when a person becomes more distressed their thinking becomes more inflexible, rigid and absolutist.1 The person may process and distort incoming information by focusing on the negative and then overgeneralize based on insufficient data.

The therapist acts like a trainer or coach, explaining cognitive theory and teaching ...

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