An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is the definitive beginner's guide to the basic theory, skills and applications of cognitive-behavioural therapy.
In this eagerly-awaited Second Edition, the authors set out the core concepts and generic skills of CBT, including case formulation; the therapeutic relationship; and cognitive, behavioural and physiological therapeutic strategies. Practical illustrations of how these techniques can be applied to the most common mental health problems ensure that theory translates into real-life practice.
New to this edition, the authors examine:
- cultural diversity in greater depth
- the current topicality of CBT, especially within the NHS
- the latest Roth and Pilling CBT competencies
- the impact of third wave and other developments in CBT in more detail.
As well as exploring depression, panic and agoraphobia, OCD and other anxiety disorders, the book considers CBT for less common disorders such as anger and eating disorders. Discussion of different methods of delivery includes work with individuals, groups, couples and families. This edition also includes new case study material and learning exercises.
This fully updated Introduction remains the key textbook for those coming to CBT for the first time, whether on training courses or as part of their everyday work. It is also useful for more experienced therapists wanting to refresh their core skills.
A Companion Website featuring streamed extracts from video role-plays is available to book purchasers, illustrating some of the key strategies described in the book. Visit the companion website at http://www.uk.sagepub.com/westbrook/.
This material has been selected from the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre's pioneering online training materials, and book buyers will be able to purchase discounted access to the full versions of these and other OCTC Online training modules.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 28 g
Dimensions: 232 x 186 x 28 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D
Co-author of Collaborative Case Conceptualization and Mind Over Mood
'Cognitive-behavioral therapy has evolved into a large family of theories, models and therapeutic strategies. This text is a very well organised, comprehensive and highly accessible introduction to CBT. The authors' proficient understanding of the breadth and complexity of CBT shines through making this an excellent overview of the current state of knowledge and practice.
There is much to like about this book, but two features came through as particular strengths. First, the text seeks to genuinely enable therapists' understanding, providing how to guides, case examples and route maps to learning. Second, the sections on therapist training and supervision provide a grounded and excellent resource on how to get the most out of training and supervision. This book will help unlock CBT therapists' full potential to help their clients.'
Professor Willem Kuyken
Mood Disorders Centre
'It is great to see an already outstanding book brought right up to date with the incorporation of new information on difference, competence and access. Students, teachers and experienced practitioners alike will do well to study this new edition in depth, particularly the enhanced case study material and student exercises. As ever, for these authors, excellence begets excellence.'
David Richards, Professor of Mental Health Services Research
University of Exeter
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