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Cognitive Behavioural Counselling in Action

Cognitive Behavioural Counselling in Action

Second Edition

296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This best-selling, eminently practical, evidence-based guide to the cognitive-behavioral approach to counseling has been substantially revised and updated to reflect current theoretical and practical developments in the CBT field.

The second edition contains an expanded Basic Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Counseling which takes the practitioner step-by-step through the process of counsel\ling, from initial contact with a client to the termination of counseling. The guide follows a skills-based format, and uses carefully-chosen case studies and illustrative dialogue to take each task in sequential order, providing a briefing on each task along with the practical steps needed to effect its implementation.

Drawing on their own extensive experience, and with reference to contemporary research, the book also provides a concise overview of the CBC approach to common emotional problems, with new material on complex cases and on the therapeutic alliance, with guidance to more detailed bibliographic and multimedia sources throughout.

What Is Cognitive Behavioural Counselling?
Structure and Outline of the Basic Guide
Preparation Stage I - Breaking the Ice: Screening, First Meeting, Establishing a Bond
Preparation Stage II - Will This Help? Clarifying Problems, Goals, the Cognitive Approach, Commitment
Beginning Stage I - What's the Problem Specifically? Cognitive Assessment of a Specific Example
Beginning Stage II - What Are We Aiming for? New Thinking, Feeling and Action Goals
Middle Stage I - Getting Realistic: Challenging and Changing Inferences
Middle Stage II - Changing Hot Thoughts
Middle Stage III - Imagery Rescripting
Middle Stage IV - Working through
Ending Stage - Coaching the Client to Become His Own Counsellor
Shame and Guilt
Concluding Remarks
Appendices: Client's Guides and Worksheets for CBC
Appendix 1: Preparation Guide
Appendix 2: Assessment and Goal Planning Guide
Appendix 3: Options for Change Guide

"An elegant and informative guide to the practice of cognitive behavioural counselling … recommended for all CBT practitioners."

Mick Power, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Edinburgh

"A deserved best-seller for over 20 years. Peter Trower and colleagues have completely revised and updated the book in light of the enormous scientific achievements of CBT in this time. This brilliant book is essential reading for all cognitive behavioural practitioners."

Max Birchwood, Professor of Youth Mental Health, University of Birmingham

"An absolutely wonderful book on cognitive behavioual counselling. It includes not only the basic information but also recent conceptual advances in the field. Truly, I cannot recommend this book highly enough!"

E. Thomas Dowd, International Editor, Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy

A must have book for any CBT therapist or student studying this.

Miss Nicola Lord
department of health, preston collage
August 5, 2014

A clear outline of the CBT model and very useful for L3 Counselling Skills and Theory Learners

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

a good book that covers the adoption of CBT into counselling. this makes the approach applicable to a wider range of areas.

Mr Kevin Standish
Counselling UCS, Newham College of Further Education
January 1, 2014

A very useful text for students on undergraduate courses as well as counselling practitioners with an interest in CBT approaches. The book is accessible, easy to read and provides examples that place the approach firmly in a practice context.

Mr John Dixon
Please select your department, Please select your institution
December 7, 2011

This a useful addition to the" in-action" series which students at undergraduate level will find accessible and helpful in their understanding

Mrs Jan Tatham
Faculty of Care Health & Education, City of Bristol College
September 29, 2011

This is a lovely read and one in which CBT is taken away from being an overly formal approach in therapy to resolving emotional problems in clients and one that can become more accessible to a wider field of practitioners. With integration having more space here this text will am sure have wider appeal.

Mr Simon Brewer
Dept of Applied Social Sciences, London Metropolitan University
July 19, 2011

A good book that helps people with a counselling background apply standrd techniques within their usual approach. A good starter text which many students will find useful.

Professor Steven Lyon
Division of Psychology, Huddersfield University
June 16, 2011

A very useful overview of the key features of CBT

Mr Peter Beven
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
May 12, 2011

Useful for our junior students but we use your Kennerley et al as our essential text and have purchased many library copies and students usually buy a copy at some stage

Sarah Osborne
School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea
March 31, 2011

Peter Trower

Peter Trower is honorary Professor of Clinical Psychology and Associate Director and Founder of the Centre for REBT at the University of Birmingham.  More About Author

Jason Jones

Jason Jones is a Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist in the NHS and Course Director at the Centre for REBT at the University of Birmingham.  More About Author

Windy Dryden

Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach.  He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT.He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel.He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. More About Author

Andrew Casey