Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A Practical Guide to Helping People Take Control (Paperback)Danny C. K. Lam (author)
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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A Practical Guide to Helping People Take Control explores the premise that negative beliefs play an important role in the development and continuation of mental health problems. The book offers a new integrative model of causality for instigating change, based on giving clients control and choice over these beliefs, and therefore over their mood and behaviour.
This practical guide also focuses on the stigmas often attached to people with 'mental illness'. Danny C. K. Lam suggests that by providing both the client and the general public with a more accurate understanding of the nature and causes of mental health problems it is possible to de-stigmatise the 'mental illness' label. This will help the client improve self-esteem and the ability to manage personal and interpersonal difficulties and take control of their problems and responsibility for recovery.
Divided into six parts, this book covers:stigma, prejudice and discrimination from societal perspectivesthe nature and cause of emotional upsetsa therapeutic framework for changeself-prejudice, personal and interpersonal issuesgood and bad methods of communicationpractical approaches to assessing problemsmethods of taking control.
This cognitive behavioural approach to mental health problems is an innovative contribution to the field. Illustrated throughout with clinical examples and practical advice, the book is essential reading for all of those involved in mental health, from nurses to counsellors, and from medical practitioners and social workers to ministers of religion.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 15 mm
"This book is the first to consider the practicalities of helping people to change using CBT from the perspective of stigma, self stigma and labelling." - Paul Salkovskis, From the Foreword
"This is an excellent book for therapists who are learning the cognitive behavioral method. I would strongly recommend it." - Sharon Morgillo Freeman, CEO Centre for Breif Therapy P.C and The Freeman International Institute, USA
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