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Skills in Cognitive Behaviour Counselling & Psychotherapy

Skills in Cognitive Behaviour Counselling & Psychotherapy

  • Frank Wills - University of Wales College, Newport, University of South Wales, UK

192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Well supported by research evidence, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy has become one of the most widely practised and most popular therapeutic approaches. Skills in Cognitive-Behavioural Counselling and Psychotherapy is a practical, skills-based text that addresses the core techniques used by practitioners in assessing clients, establishing the therapeutic relationship and working with clients to achieve therapeutic change.

This structured and systematic text covers:

" an introduction to CBT skills

" assessment and issue mapping

" interpersonal skills in CBT

" promoting changes in thinking and thinking processes

" promoting positive behaviours

" promoting emotional change

" CBT and the wider field

Skills in Cognitive-Behavioural Counselling and Psychotherapy will appeal to a broad readership of practitioners and trainees undertaking full CBT training, professional training (eg Mental Health nursing) and general counselling or counselling skills courses.

Cognitive Behavioural Skills and their Underpinning Knowledge Base
Assessment, Formulation and Beginning CBT
Using Interpersonal Skills in CBT
Skills for Working with Negative Thoughts
Skills for Working on Changing Behaviour
Skills for Working with Emotions In CBT
Skills for Working with Enduring Negative Patterns
Developing CBT
A Perspective of Engagement and Life Long Learning


students will find this useful

Dr Leo Mayers
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Worcester University
June 23, 2015

A useful and practical guide to working in a CBT way.

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

An practical and comprehensive guide to assessment, formulation and specific interventions in CBT. The fact that it also attends to process issues and is based on examples from the author's own experience makes it personal and much more enjoyable to read than a 'practice manual'.

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

Loved the book and the companion website is a real bonus feature.

Mrs Rebecca Southall
Counselling Training, GB Prohealth Ltd
February 13, 2013

This together with the other 2 books in this series forms an excellent basis for linking skills to theory. It is accessible and the vignettes illuminate the theory and skills. We have adopted all three books as the core books for both our theory and skills modules.

Ms Jan Grove
Counselor Education , Newman University College
November 15, 2012

This was clearly written and is easily accessible to students and practitioners alike.

Miss Caroline Gilchrist
Access, City of Wolverhampton College
November 8, 2012

A welcome book in this field - emphasising skills in treatment, as well as interpersonal relational skills. Frank Wills honest approach to the subject matter, endorses a refocussing on the therapeutic relationship, and makes the material both more accessible and readable.

Mrs Lindsay Schofield
PICT, Penny Parks Training
June 22, 2012

A great resource; an informative book with useful suggestions for group and individual work. I will recommend it to students as a useful supplemental reading.

Ms Stella Gkika
Psychology , University of Bolton
October 31, 2011

Good text for people new to CBA and psychotherapy

Dr Shilpa Patel
Warwick Medical School, Warwick University
February 17, 2011

An excellent skills text with great associated material availbale via the web. Good feedback from students as to its usefulness

Dr Elena Gil-Rodriguez
Psychology , London Metropolitan University
November 12, 2009

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

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