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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Case Studies

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Case Studies

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Cognitive/Behavior Therapy

December 2011 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book uniquely combines CBT with the Department of Health stepped care model to provide the first comprehensive case study-approach textbook. A step-by-step guide to using CBT, the book is structured around case examples of clients who present with the most commonly encountered conditions; from mild depression and GAD to more complex, enduring symptoms and diagnosis like OCD, personality disorder and social phobia.

The distinctive practical format is ideal in showing how to put the principles of CBT and stepped care into effect. As well as echoing postgraduate level training, it provides an insight into the experiences the trainee will encounter in real-world practice. Each chapter addresses a specific client condition and covers initial referral, presentation and assessment, case formulation, treatment interventions, evaluation of CBT strategies and discharge planning.

The book also includes learning exercises and clinical hints, as well as extensive reference to further CBT research, resources and reading. It will be invaluable for trainees on Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programs, and anyone studying graduate CBT courses.

Mandy Drake and Mike Thomas
Principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Mandy Drake
Client Presenting with Panic Disorder (without Agoraphobia)
Ian Ross
Client Presenting with First-Onset Depression
Ian Ross
Client Presenting with Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
Mandy Drake
Client Presenting with Social Phobia
Ian Ross
Client Presenting with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Matt Bowen and Dennis Turner
Client Presenting with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Mandy Drake and Mike Thomas
Client Presenting with Conduct Disorder
Janice Lamb
Client Presenting with Vaginismus
Ian Ross
Client Presenting with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Mike Thomas
Client Presenting with Chronic Bulimia Nervosa
Mike Thomas
Client Presenting with Anorexia Nervosa
Mike Thomas
Client Presenting with Dependent Personality Disorder

'This text is more than a cook book representation of CBT - it shows how some real-world creative work can be done'. - Michael Worrell, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Programme Director CBT Training Programmes, CNWL Foundation Trust and Royal Holloway University of London

The contributors describe therapy experiences with people with problems ranging from depression and specific anxiety problems to personality disorder, and offer reflections on progress, as well as learning exercises and tips for clinical practice. 

Hilary Mairs, lecturer, Univeristy of Manchester
Mental Health Practice

Great resource for use in skills sessions. Provides more in-depth case studies that we can use across a number of courses.

Mrs Lowri Dowthwaite
School of Community Health and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire
January 7, 2020

This book helped my studetns explore real case and debate real solutions.

Mrs Kirsty Fishburn
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Hull University
May 29, 2017

Excellent case studies for teaching, diverse range of clients and issues.

Dr Melanie Mitchell
Division of Psychology, Northumbria University
July 7, 2016

This is a good book for students to be aware of, when looking at the interventions for working with people with mental health problems.

Mrs Kirsty Elaine Fishburn
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Hull University
April 1, 2016

This is an excellent text book, it gives a step by step guide for lecturers and students alike and is a must for every CBT practitioner.

Mrs Gisela Oates
Gisela Oates Faculty Office, PCI College
February 20, 2015

Great text with well illustrated case examples for a range of different disorders.

As a lecturer I have found it's material useful in case discussions, formulations and role plays for students.

Ms Malin Sellden
Department of Psychology, London Metropolitan Uni (City Campus)
December 22, 2014

This is a good book. Being a researcher myself in the writings of case studies according to the CBT framework, I find this book essential for my students for they will be able to grasp not only the basics of how to write a CBT case study, but also to comprehend the elements which such research is constituted by

Dr George Varvatsoulias
Counselling, Newham College of Further Education
May 28, 2014

This is an excellent resource. Professor Thomas' in-depth knowledge of CBT enables him to present realistic case-studies. The introductory chapters provide a contemporary view of CBT before we are provided with detailed and varied case histories. I particularly liked the addition of a critique of each case study.

Mr Paul Buckley
Nursing , Bradford University
November 13, 2013

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Mike Thomas

Mandy Drake

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