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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 ...

Compassion Focused Therapy
Compassion Focused Therapy
Paul GilbertChris Irons
Introduction

Compassion focused therapy (CFT) is an integrated therapy that utilises a range of standard processes and interventions including Socratic questioning, guided discovery, inference training, behavioural experiments, exposure, guided imagery, chair work, mindfulness, method acting, identity focusing and expressive writing. The key to CFT, however, is to ensure that the client is capable of engaging affiliative rather than hostile emotion to the self (see below) and cultivates compassionate motivation as the process of change. So an analogy is that if you wanted to help somebody climb Mount Everest the first thing to do would be to help them get fit and understand safety procedures when climbing. Compassionate mind training is partly around helping people develop the inner courage ...

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