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Assessment and Case Formulation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Assessment and Case Formulation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"An important contribution to the development of cognitive therapy that synthesizes the best of traditional cognitive therapy with important new developments emerging from a range of different. Combining practical accessibility with theoretical sophistication, this book will be invaluable reading for both beginning therapists and experienced clinicians."
—Jeremy D. Safran, Ph.D., New School for Social Research, New York

"Like a powerful river with many tributaries, this book somehow manages to weave influences from all kinds of diverse sources into an exciting, coherent whole. It is everything you'd want of a new CBT book for students and practitioners - fresh, practical, accessible."
—James Bennett-Levy, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre

Assessment and Case Formulation in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a comprehensive guide to key areas of professional knowledge and skill. The successful outcome of therapy depends on the therapist's ability to work collaboratively with clients to create rounded assessments and formulations as a solid basis for therapeutic work. Drawing directly on their own clinical work, the authors describe how assessment and formulation should evolve throughout the process. The case examples chosen include helping individuals with axis I and II problems such as psychosis, depression, borderline personality disorder, and family case formulation.

The authors also discuss the importance of the therapist taking into account their own beliefs and emotions in formulating each case and present suggested self-practice/self-reflection trajectories to support continuous professional development in this area.

Assessment in CBT
The Ideographic Approach

Process and Related Issues in Cognitive-Behavioural Assessment
The Fundamentals of Case Formulation
The Transdiagnostic Turn and Models of Assessment and Case Formulation in Action
A Case Study of Obsessional Compulsive Disorder

A Case Study of Helping a Client Suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder

An Organizationally Focused Case Study of PTSD
Case Formulation
Cognitive-Behavioural Family Therapy

Broadening the Cognitive-Behavioural Formulation for Low Self-Esteem
Helping 'Claire' with Her Broken and Damaged Self

Wade Eppeley and the Liquid Face Masks: A Cognitve-Behavioural Case Formulation for Distressing Psychosis
Health Anxiety
A Case Study

A Case Study and Formulation of Chronic Depression in a Client with High Self-Criticism

Excellent comprehensive book. This book would be very helpful to beginners in CBT and complimentary to practitioners already implementing PSI/CBT skills and techniques. Case studies and formulations helpful and support learning in practice. Easy to read.

Mrs Tracey Rogers
Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire
April 14, 2015

Excellent resource for assessment & CBT. Provides a clear and structured outline of the essential skills in CBT formulation.

Mr Garrett Kennedy
Department of Psychology, Wolverhampton University
September 10, 2013

Excellent book for students undertaking the CBT Level 5 qualification

Miss Concetta Zicchieri
Social Care, Neath Port Talbot College
August 21, 2013

This was reviewd for use on a is low intensity CBT course and the way that case formulation is written, although very good, is not low intensity. For a CBT therapist, it is very interesting and practical.

Miss Joanna Rodriguez
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Surrey University
October 9, 2012

This is an extremely well written and engaging review of some of the most pertinent developments in the adaptation of classical CBT to new challenges and a widening theoretical perspective.

Mr Armin Luthi
Health and Social care sciences, Saint Georges
June 10, 2011

Definately one for the bookshelf!

Dr Glynis Van Der Hoek
Dept of Psychology (Mickleover Cps), Derby University
September 10, 2010

Nice book for an MSc with likely 40-50 students. Will recommend this as a key text for the module of psychotherapies

Professor Paul Bennett
Psychology, University of Wales, Swansea
August 10, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

Alec Grant

Alec Grant, PhD is now an independent scholar, having retired from his position as Reader in Narrative Mental Health in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton in May 2017. He qualified as a mental health nurse in the mind-1970s and went on to study psychology, social science and psychotherapy. He is widely published in the fields of ethnography, autoethnography, narrative inquiry, clinical supervision, cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, and communication and interpersonal skills. His current and developing narrative inquiry work draws on  poststructural, new materialist and posthuman scholarship.  More About Author

Michael Townend

Michael Townend is a Reader in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at the University of Derby.  More About Author

Jem Mills

Adrian Cockx

Adrian Cockx is a High Intensity CBT Therapist with the Brent IAPT Service in North West London.  More About Author

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