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Skills in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Skills in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Second Edition
  • Frank Wills - University of Wales College, Newport, University of South Wales, UK
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December 2014 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This step-by-step guide to the core skills and techniques of the cognitive behaviour approach is suitable for those with little or no prior experience in CBT. The author uses case examples from a variety of settings to illustrate the skills needed at each stage of the therapeutic process, and brings the therapeutic relationship to the foreground to show you how to build and maintain a successful working alliance with your clients.


This second edition includes new content on:

- the historical foundations of CBT
- common presenting issues, such as depression and anxiety

- third wave CBT

- insights from other approaches, relevant to trainees in other modalities with an interest in CBT


Accompanied by a new companion website,  which includes additional case studies, template forms, PowerPoint presentations for each chapter, and a wealth of material for further reading, this is an essential text for anyone wishing to hone their therapeutic skills in CBT.

Practising CBT Skills within their Knowledge Base
Skills for Assessing, Formulating and Starting CBT
Skills for Developing the Relationship in CBT
Skills for Working with Negative Thinking
Skills for Working on Changing Behaviour
Skills for Working with Emotions
Skills for Working with Enduring Life Patterns
Maintaining and Developing CBT Skills
Appendix 1 Resources for CBT Measures
Appendix 2 Other Cognitive Methods using Cost Benefit Analysis and Pie Charts

Highly recommended for counselling psychology trainees: broad perspective, use of therapeutic relationship, integration of recent developments in the field

Dr Edith Steffen
Psychology, University of East London
June 23, 2015

This is a helpful book for students in social work, introducing them to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Very practical and Interactive.

Dr Bridget Ng'andu
Social Work, Ruskin College
June 13, 2015

This is an exceptionally good book on CBT

Mr Armin Luthi
Fac of Health & Social Care Sciences, Kingston University
May 29, 2015

This is a good solid introduction to c b t for students with little or no prior knowledge of the topic. It is a useful practical guide and uses case examples to reinforce areas explored. The practice tips and suggestions are excellent resources to help reinforce students understanding. This will be useful especially for Pre Registration mental health students.

Mrs Linda Robson
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Edge Hill University
March 30, 2015

Still an excellent text for the undergraduate student studying CBT.

Mr Peter Cardew
School of Health, University of Central Lancashire
March 3, 2015

this is a practical and informative book for learners and practitioners. Well written and relevant

Mrs Imelda Hatton-Yeo
School of Public Health & Clinical Sci, University of Central Lancashire
February 25, 2015

Clear and concise information, ideal for learners at Diploma level.

Mrs Julie Wyman
Book Reviews, Devon Counselling College
February 20, 2015

A clear overview of CBT, which will support a wide range of Health and Social Care students in understanding this therapy and approach.
It will be recommended to student's studying Approaches within the programme.

Mrs Fiona Page
Occupational Therapy, Derby University
February 10, 2015

Clear, valuable and up to date.

Mr Gerald Willmore
Chair of Professional Standards, National Counselling Society
February 9, 2015

excellent for students doing skills work

Mrs Deborah Regan
health and social care, Havering College of FE & HE
January 23, 2015

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

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