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Low-intensity CBT Skills and Interventions

Low-intensity CBT Skills and Interventions
a practitioner's manual

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September 2020 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book takes you step-by-step through the Low-intensity CBT interventions and clinical procedures. With an Online Resource site of accompanying workbooks and worksheets, it provides a comprehensive manual for trainee and qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners. 


Pedagogic Approach
When Your Back is Against the Wall, Break It Down
1 - Low-Intensity Cognitive Behavoural Therapy: 'Revolution Not Evolution'
Part 1: Low-intensity Clinical Method
2 - Low-Intensity CBT Assessment: 'Unlocking the Key to Successful Intervention
3 - Diagnoses and Problem Descriptors: Labelling Problems Not People
4 - Clinical Decision-Making in Low-Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Integrating Patient Choice, the Practitioner and Evidence-base
5 - Common and Specific Factors: ‘It IS What You Do, AND the Way That You Do it?’
6 - Supporting Low-Intensity CBT Interventions: 'Teach Me, Don't Tell Me'
7 - Identifying the Best Match Between Delivery Modality and Learning Style: Change is the End Result of All True Learning
8 - Using Behaviour Change Models to Support Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Interventions: Enabling Patients to Engage and Make Lasting Change
9 - Supervision in Low-intensity CBT: Fundamental to the Clinical Method
10 - Medication for Common Mental Health Problems: Extending the Evidence-Based Treatment Toolkit
Part 2: Supporting Low-intensity Interventions
11 - Behavioural Activation: Working Inside Out, Rather Than Outside in
12 - Cognitive Interventions: A Thought Is Just a Thought
13 - Graded Exposure Therapy: Climbing Ladders to Health
14 - Exposure Therapy and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Taking on the Challenge
15 - Worry Management: A Practical Solution to a Problem of Hypotheticals
16 - Problem Solving: Doing What it Says On the Tin
17 - Sleep Management: Steps to A Good Night’s Sleep
Part 3: Adapting Low-intensity CBT
18 - Adapting Low-intensity CBT to accommodate BAME patients
19 - Adapting Low-intensity CBT for Older People
Part 4: Progress Takes Place Outside the Comfort Zone.
20 - Low-Intensity CBT: New Horizon or False Dawn

The manual provides invaluable guidance on how to conduct low intensity assessments and to support patients through the full range of NICE recommended low intensity therapies. The social context in which interventions are delivered is crucial and suitable adaptions for particular populations are clearly described. An invaluable practitioner manual.

‘David M Clark
National Clinical and Informatics Advisor for IAPT

Excellent and relevant text

Miss Julie Puttock
Department of Health & Human Sciences, Essex University
January 28, 2021

Paul Farrand

Professor Paul Farrand is Director of the Low-Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LICBT) clinical portfolio for the training of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP) within Clinical Education, Development and Research (CEDAR), Psychology; University of Exeter. He has developed many of the most commonly used LICBT interventions adopted by Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services and is a member of the IAPT Expert Advisory Group, LICBT practitioner workforce development groups and national training and professional body accreditation committees. He is engaged in research and training associated with LICBT in... More About Author