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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 ...

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Christine DunkleyStephen Palmer
Introduction

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy. It is often described as ‘CBT with a capital B’ as it is so strongly behavioural. It is slightly unusual in the cognitive therapies, being delivered by a team of therapists rather than an individual practitioner working alone. All therapists delivering DBT must belong to a consultation team and the weekly consultation meeting is built in to the structure of the therapy. This ensures that the principles of the treatment are applied to the therapist as well as the client. DBT is primarily used to treat suicidal and self-harming behavioural problems associated with borderline personality disorder, although subsequent adaptations have been developed to treat substance misuse, eating ...

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