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Low Intensity Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
A Practitioner's Guide



384 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'An engaging textbook which explores 'low intensity interventions' and modes of delivery whilst placing equal emphasis on the therapeutic value of the relationship between service user and practitioner' - Jane Briddon, APIMH Primary Mental Health Care MSC, University of Manchester

This is a practical and jargon-free introduction to the principles, skills and application of Low Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (LICBT). Tailored specifically for the low intensity practitioner, it shows you how to deliver the approach to service users presenting with common adult mental health problems such as anxiety or depression, and how to use therapy 'vehicles' like supported self-help.

Beginning at the initial assessment, the book will guide you all the way through the implementation of interventions to the management of endings - with key case examples threading through the book to illustrate each step. Interactive exercises will encourage your self-development, leaving you with a deeper understanding of the approach.

This accessible, evidence-based book is essential reading for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs). It will also be useful for health professionals of all kinds who need a practical guide to applying this cost-effective therapy in clinical settings.

Mark Papworth is consultant clinical psychologist at Newcastle University.

Theresa Marrinan is clinical/academic tutor at Newcastle University.

Brad Martin is a consultant clinical psychologist and cognitive therapist in Wellington, New Zealand.

Dominique Keegan is a clinical psychologist and cognitive therapist, working in the NHS and as a clinical lecturer on the PGDipCBT at Newcastle University.

Anna Chaddock is a clinical psychologist and CBT therapist in Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

 
List of Figures, Tables and Exercises
 
About the Authors
 
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
 
The Role of the LICBT Practitioner
 
Understanding the Client's Problem
 
The Therapeutic Relationship: Big Deal or No Deal?
 
The LICBT Interview Structure
 
The Assessment and Management of Risk
 
Understanding Depression
 
Treatment of Depression
 
Understanding Anxiety
 
Treating Anxiety
 
Adapting LICBT for Use with Individuals from Minority Groups
 
Employment and Mental Health
 
Supervision
 
Appendix: The use of Case Studies
 
References
 
Index

Good structure to guide the reader through the process.

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

This book certainly helps practitioners to understand/develop their practice. Whilst a low key approach is taken, I suggest that a basic knowledge of CBT is desirable - though not essential - in understanding the concepts/suggestions contained within.
Certainly worth a read if not purchase.

Mr Tony Barlow
Nursing, Birmingham City University
March 17, 2014

- This text provides a good introduction to cognitive and behavioural approaches.

- There is a clear review of the Stepped Care Model.

- Very good review of the PWP role as well as assessment and treatment sessions.

- Very good consideration of the use of Guided Self-Help at Step 2.

- There is good information on group work at Step 2 however this does not currently feature in the national curriculum.

- Good discussion around therapeutic alliance and common factor skills.

- Good troubleshooting sections around the Step 2 interventions.

- Good sections on relapse prevention.

- There is reference to Behavioural Experiments and worry techniques however this is currently top-up training for UK PWPs.

- The text should have a wider range of diversity issues as the chapter largely focused on culture.

- I would have suggested that someone with a PWP background contributed to writing the text as a Clin Psy perspective could well differ from a PWP perspective.

Mr Allan Laville
Sch of Psychology & Clinical Lang Sci, Reading University
March 12, 2014

This book is accessible, well laid out and very well written. It is the best text book available on low intensity CBT by far, and as such is a must for any Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner training programme. I have asked our university libarary to buy several copies, and recommended it to all my students as essential reading.

Ms Bobbie Petford
Healthy Minds and Wellbeing, Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust / Universityof Birmingham
December 13, 2013

Absolutely excellent text. A must for all low intensity trainees

Mrs Susan Ramsdale
Nursing, University of Central Lancashire
October 30, 2013

Although this would form only supplementary reading for a senior trainee, it helps to conceptualise this vital role in the Stepped care IAPT model. It is well laid out, it covers many areas that a student would need to consider as part of their Psychology journey. The chapters are comprehensive with excellent thinking points and also clinical examples to make the material come alive. My favorite chapter was Ch4 on the therapeutic relationship in CBT which provides detailsed guidance in understanding and thoughtfulness.

Ms Jo Cruywagen
Department of Psychology, Roehampton University
October 30, 2013

This book is well laid out, it covers many areas that a student would need to consider as part of their Psychology journey. The chapters are comprehensive with excellent thinking points and also clinical examples to make the material come alive. My favorite chapter was Ch4 on the therapeutic relationship in CBT which provides detailsed guidance in understanding and thoughtfulness.

Ms Jo Cruywagen
Psychology Department, Roehampton University
October 30, 2013
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Chapter One: Introduction


Mark Papworth

Mark Papworth is a consultant clinical psychologist and course director of Newcastle University’s PGCert in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies (seconded by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust). He works in private practice in Newcastle at psychologynortheast.com. More About Author

Theresa Marrinan

Theresa Marrinan is a clinical psychologist and CBT therapist. She was formerly the assistant course director of Newcastle University’s PGCert in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies. Currently she is clinical director and deputy programme director on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at Newcastle University. More About Author

Brad Martin

Dominique Keegan

Anna Chaddock

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