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Brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Second Edition


January 2018 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This timely new edition describes how to use cognitive behaviour therapy successfully with clients in a brief, time-limited way. After reading this book therapists will be able to provide effective help to clients suffering from a wide range of disorders, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress, or those who are suicidal.

Following an explanation of brief therapy and the theory behind cognitive behaviour therapy, the authors outline strategies for helping clients overcome unhelpful beliefs and thought patterns through all stages of counselling. Using illustrative case material throughout, the updated book includes:

  • extra practical material for the client and therapist to use during the counselling process
  • a brand new chapter on brief CBT in groupwork
  • expansion of discussion on counselling suicidal clients within a brief CBT framework.

Every trainee psychotherapist should own a copy of this book, and it is important reading for all new health professionals working in the NHS and private practice.

 
Introduction
 
The Cognitive Behaviour Framework
 
Assessment
 
Beginning Stage of Therapy
 
Middle Stage of Therapy
 
End Stage of Therapy
 
Additional Strategies and Techniques
 
Hyponosis as an Adjunct to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
 
Brief Therapy - Groups
 
Treatment Protocols

This new edition to the book provides a significant contribution to supporting those in the caring professions to nurture and develop those in need. 

Professor Sir Cary Cooper
University of Manchester and former President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Highly readable and with a welcome focus on psycho-education, the themes and principles in this gem of a book are as relevant to the coach and the enquiring client as they are to the CBT therapist. 

Mary Watts
Emeritus Professor of Psychology - City, University of London

I really like this book, as will my students. Theory is clearly explained and the practice examples bring the concepts alive beautifully. Very readable.

Ms Sally Riggall
School of Health & Social Care, Lincoln University
February 19, 2019

Sample Materials & Chapters

The Cognitive Behaviour Framework


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Berni Curwen

Berni Curwen is a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist accredited by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), and an Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Clinical Consultant accredited by EMDR Europe.  She has a mental health nurse background and is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). She has worked for the NHS and is currently employed by a private provider to NHS services. She has contributed to a number of publications including the following books published by Sage: Client Assessment (1997), Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy (2000), The Beginner’s... More About Author

Stephen Palmer

Professor Stephen Palmer PhD is an award winning psychologist and psychotherapist. He is Founder Director of the Centre for Stress Management, London. He is the UK's first Visiting Professor of Work Based Learning and Stress Management at Middlesex University. He has authored/edited over 50 books including The Beginner's Guide to Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2015). He is Co-editor of the European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research and Practice. Currently he is Honorary President of the International Stress Management Association; President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology; Founder Co-Chair of the London... More About Author

Peter Ruddell

Peter Ruddell is a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist accredited by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and the Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (AREBT). He has worked in both the voluntary and private sectors. He has contributed to a number of publications including the following books published by Sage: Client Assessment (1997), Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy (2000), The Beginner’s Guide to Counselling and Psychotherapy (2015), as well as Suicide – Strategies and Interventions for Reduction and Prevention (Routledge, 2008). He is a member of the European and... More About Author

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