This book provides the ideal starting point for trainees and practitioners needing a no-nonsense, clear guide to the basics of CBT. It will equip them with the knowledge and know-how, covering all the main theory and competencies to help them practice CBT effectively and confidently.
Focusing on case formulation, the authors show readers how to build a 'picture' of each client, using their case history to inform interventions. Features such as exercises, case dialogues, summary boxes, and further reading lists help to enhance and cement learning.
This third edition includes updated references, further reading and exercises, and new content on:
* The difficulties and drawbacks of CBT
* The differences between formal CBT and informal CBT
* The therapeutic relationship
* Further discussion of specific formulations
* Compassionate interventions with negative thoughts.
PART ONE: CBT - WHAT IS IT?1. What is CBT?2. Who Benefits from CBT?3. The CBT Model4. Levels of Cognitions (Thoughts, Beliefs and Assumptions)5. Structure of therapy and sessions6. The therapeutic relationshipPART TWO: CBT - HOW DO YOU DO IT?7. CBT Assessment8. CBT Formulation9. Setting Therapy Goals10. Coping Strategies11. Behavioural Interventions12. Cognitive Interventions: Psycho-education about Thoughts and Beliefs13. Cognitive Interventions: Identifying Negative Automatic Thoughts (NATs)14. Cognitive Interventions: Evaluation of Negative Automatic Thoughts or `Thought Challenging'15. Cognitive Interventions: Working with Assumptions and Core BeliefsPART THREE: AND THE REST...16. Mindfulness17. Problem Solving18. Working with Emotions19. Motivation for Change20. Therapeutic Endings21. Supervision