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An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Skills and Applications

Second Edition
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448 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is the definitive beginner's guide to the basic theory, skills and applications of CBT.

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:

o cultural diversity in greater depth

o the current topicality of CBT, especially within the NHS

o latest Roth/Pilling CBT competencies

o the impact of third wave CBT in more detail.

As well as exploring depression, panic and agoraphobia, OCD and anxiety disorders, the book covers other less common disorders. Discussion of different methods of delivery includes work with individuals, groups, couples and families. This edition also includes extra case study material, student exercises and discussion points.

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.

Basic Theory, Development and Current Status of CBT
Distinctive Characteristics of CBT
The Therapeutic Relationship
Assessment and Formulation
Measurement in CBT
Helping Clients Become Their Own Therapists
Socratic Method
Cognitive Techniques
Behavioural Experiments
Physical Techniques
The Course of Therapy
Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety Disorders: Specific Models and Treatment Protocols
Wider Applications of CBT
Alternative Methods of Delivery
Developments in CBT
Evaluating CBT Practice
Using Supervision in CBT

'If you can only buy one CBT book, this is the gem you are looking for. An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy offers a comprehensive and practical summary of CBT principles, methods and treatment protocols. Experienced clinicians will appreciate the clinically sophisticated case examples which are accompanied by succinct summaries of the conceptual and scientific principles encapsulated in them. At the same time, this text is written so clearly that novice therapists will find it easy to understand and immensely helpful in learning CBT.'
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

This works as a solid text with all the key ideas presented in an accessible way

Shehzad Malik
Institute of Lifelong Learning (Counselling Dept), University of Leicester
August 9, 2016

Very well structured and written.

Dr Ioannis Angelakis
Psychology, Education and Careers, University of South Wales (Glamorgan)
February 15, 2016

It is really well-presented!

Dr Ioannis Angelakis
Psychology, Education and Careers, University of South Wales (Glamorgan)
February 9, 2016

Very good and would recommend

Mr Alan Searle
Psychology , Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
February 27, 2015

The best serious introduction to CBT, usefully updated in the 2nd edition.

Mike Gallant
Centre for Lifelong Learning, Warwick University
November 22, 2014

A very good place to start!

Mrs Karen Corder
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria Univ.
September 17, 2014

A great book for learners at L3 Counselling Skills and Theory

Mrs Julie Wyman
Book Reviews, Devon Counselling College
April 25, 2014

This book provides a sound introduction to CBT and is prescribed to our trainee student psychologists undertaking the CBT course.

Dr Graham Du Plessis
Department of Psychology, University of Johannesburg
April 15, 2014

This is an excellent book that is easy to read. The links to video clips has been well used by students to illustrate a range of skills

Ms Stella Burgoyne
Business & Professional Studies, Blackpool and the Fylde College
March 31, 2014

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Helen Kennerley

Helen Kennerley, D.Phil, is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and founding fellow of the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre (OCTC), where she was for many years Director of the postgraduate courses in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies and the MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She is currently the lead for the OCTC / University of Oxford Postgraduate Certificates in Supervision and Training and in Psychological Trauma.  She is also a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with the M.O.D. She has made valuable contributions to the field of cognitive therapy through her popular workshops and her writings. Amongst other publications, she is... More About Author

Joan Kirk