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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Foundations for Practice

Third Edition
  • Frank Wills - University of Wales College, Newport, University of South Wales, UK
  • Diana Sanders - Counselling Psychologist and BABCP Accredited Cognitive Psychotherapist in Independent Practice, Oxford

October 2012 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In their established introduction to contemporary CBT theory and practice, Diana Sanders and Frank Wills show how therapeutic change takes place across a network of cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning. They explain the central concepts of CBT and illustrate - with numerous case examples - how these can effectively be put into practice at each stage of the therapeutic process. The revised book now includes:

  • Recent developments in CBT, i.e., new settings and applications including guided self-help, computerized CBT, IAPT & stepped care
  • Two brand new chapters on mindfulness and increasing access to CBT
  • Extra case studies, chapter previews, exercises and further reading, plus an appendix of further resources
  • Coverage of a wider range of client issues

This continues to be the ideal companion for those working - or training to work - in the psychological therapies and mental health.

CBT: A Developing Model
The Therapeutic Relationship and Interpersonal Sensitivity in CBT
Assessing and Formulating Clients for CBT
Interpersonal CBT and the Therapeutic Relationship
Beginning and Structuring CBT
Cognitive Interventions in CBT
New Behavioural Directions in CBT
Emotional Interventions in CBT
Mindfulness and the third wave developments in CBT
Working with assumptions, core beliefs and schemas - getting to the heart of the problems
Process difficultiesn and endings in CBT
Applications of CBT

'This volume should be the first stop for mental health practitioners from all disciplines looking for an introduction to the basic art and ideasof cognitive therapy' -
Adrian Wells, Professor of Clinical & Experimental Psychology, University of Manchester

'One of the very best introductions to CBT, now enhanced with excellent coverage of new developments' -
Professor Neil Frude, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

'This book has become my first choice recommendation for trainee therapists. Already an outstanding and easy-to-read introduction to the practical application of CBT, it just got better' -

Peter Simpson, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, University of Glamorgan

This book is a good academic resource for students and trainee counsellors. Linkinging theory to practise with clear jargon-free explanations, the authors enable the reader to get a true sense of how to use CBT to work with a wide range of client problems/difficulties. Clinical examples help further illustrate how to apply the various key concepts to achieve emotional and behavioural change.
The chapter on the wider applications of CBT is informative and it helps further cement CBT’s invaluable position in an effective health care system.

Mrs Ana Paula Wellbrook
Counselling and Psychology, City Lit
September 18, 2022

This is a clear and well presented introductory text on CBT. It provides an excellent overview of the approach and uses many examples to help illustrate the approach in action. This will provide an excellent resource for anyone wanting to learn how to use the approach and is suitable for students undertaking training in CBT.

Mr Ben Parkinson
Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University
July 1, 2016

Comprehensive book which is easy to read. Very good introduction into CBT. Very good resource

Mrs Tracey Rogers
Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire
July 7, 2015

A very comprehensive introductory text which explores the therapeutic relationship and process issues.

Ms Melanie Spragg
Psychology , University of East London
February 18, 2015

An excellent resource for students. Easy to read, practical with great case examples.

Mrs Jade Mullen
Counselling and Psychotherapy, PCI College
February 11, 2015

A great introduction to CBT. Well written and easy to comprehend which makes is a good choice for a trainee therapist.

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

This book gives a good exposition of the uses of cognitive behavior therapy.

It is accessible for the more adept students and encourages active engagement with the material.

The cases are illustrative and give a good idea of the problems people ask for help with.

Ms Lindy Orchard
Community Studies, Truro College
December 16, 2014

Recommended by a colleague - this book does not disappoint!

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

An excellent introduction to the CBT approach covering the basics as well as more recent developments

Ms Malin Sellden
Department of Psychology, London Metro UNI (City Campus)
July 22, 2014

Frank Wills

Frank Wills is an Independent Cognitive Psychotherapist based in Bristol and also a tutor at the University of South Wales. He is co-author of Cognitive Therapy, Second Edition (SAGE, 2005) and Counselling for Anxiety Problems, Second Edition (SAGE, 2002). More About Author

Diana Sanders

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