Each chapter outlines key challenges therapists face in a specific context, how to predict and prevent ruptures in the therapeutic alliance and how to work with these ruptures when they occur. With clinical vignettes, dialogue examples and 'tips for therapists' this book is key reading for CBT therapists at all levels.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 670 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 mm
This book provides the practitioner with accessible theory-in-practice models which hold the therapeutic relationship as one of key element in the process of change. I would recommend it to both CB Therapists & those thinking of integrating CBT into their practice rationale.
-- Brian Charlesworth
There is considerable evidence that the therapeutic relationship contributes significantly to outcomes. This important contribution from leaders in the field of cognitive behaviour therapy articulates how to pay attention to the moment by moment interactions between client and therapist and conceptualise them within CBT terms. It covers all the important domains such as transference, countertransference, projection, and the complexities of empathy. In addition there are a number of specific chapters addressing all specific psychological difficulties. Scholarly, well written, and with insights obviously based on many years of experience this is a must read for all cognitive behaviour therapist and indeed others interested in the therapeutic relationship
-- Professor Paul Gilbert, PhD, FBPsS, OBE
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