This pocket guide to modality approaches in counseling & psychotherapy is a one-stop-shop for trainees on introductory counseling courses. It describes 12 models of therapy, as well as introducing the origins of counseling and providing guidance and tips on practical issues like time-keeping, supervision, endings and boundaries. Each short approach-specific chapter has a consistent structure which allows easy comparison and cross-referencing between the modalities.

The chapters cover: Origins & background; Big names & big ideas; How the approach works & who it's for; Critical considerations; Identifying features; Reflection & summary; Learning ideas & suggested reading

This book is essential reading when choosing a professional counseling training in which to specialize, or if you just want an overview of other counseling modalities outside of your own.

Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT)

Cognitive analytical therapy (CAT)

Origins and Background

CAT was introduced in the late 1970s and is the brainchild of Anthony Ryle, a psychiatrist and analytical psychotherapist. He was working in the UK's National Health Service and found traditional psychoanalysis too slow for addressing patients' psychological issues and conditions. He concluded that a faster, more direct, active, effective, cost-conscious and collaborative therapy was the way forward for patients within the system. Ryle also wanted an approach that clients could understand, learn and then use to manage themselves better. Ryle wished to take the approach to the wider population, too.

This integrated therapeutic method combines features from two main standpoints in a single structured framework. First, CAT takes aspects from cognitive psychology and Cognitive Therapy, an ...

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